The Redeye Complex


Sunday, April 11, 2010
writers block is the norm

Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing wanted to point out that William Gibson is answering questions on his blog. WGs answer to writers/creativity block, quoted by CD, reminds us being blocked is the norm.
Q Creator's block. If ever: how long, when/why it happened; or how was it avoided, palliated?
A "Creator's block" sounds like something afflicting a divinity, but writer's block is my default setting. Its opposite is miraculous. The process of learning to write fiction, for me, was one of learning to almost continually be doing it *through* the block, in spite of the block, the block becoming the accustomed place from which to work.

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