Words from the Wise on Writer’s Block

Writer’s Little Instruction Book: Inspiration & Motivation by Paul Raymond Martin


Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.
—Steve Martin, author and actor

There is nothing to write about, you say.  Well then, write and let me know just this—that this is nothing to write about.
—Pliny the Younger, Roman author

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.  One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist or understand.
—George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984

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