Over on Lady Smut I opine about writer’s block.
People have some strange ideas when it comes to writing. One of those ideas is that writers are visited by the museand are inspired by some sort of magic. Oh, I’ve been there: when everything comes together, you have the inspiration, the time the energy and the words just flow. There’s nothing else like it.
I’ve been writing professionally for over twenty years and I can attest that it usually doesn’t happen like that. Real writers sit in front of their computer, or with a pen and paper in hand, and make the inspiration happen, word by word. Often it doesn’t feel inspiring at all. This is where, I think, writer’s block may come into the picture for some writers. They are waiting for the muse.
I’ve never really dealt with this kind of block. I’ve never had the luxury of it. I started out writing articles for…
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