The Quotable Writers Block…

We all get a touch of the dreaded writer’s block every now and again. Just as we all get a touch of the procrastination fairy, hit by wayward narrative bombs and once in a while manage to string a few words together without anything getting in the way. While right now at this moment I am not suffering from writer’s block of any kind, quite the reverse, in fact, I still find solace at times in the odd quote here and there, from the wise, the worthy and the occasionally witty. As I have not done a quote blog for a while, and yet they remain absurdly popular, I thought this one had reached its time in the sun, it no so much about writer’s block, as of how best to get past it. Not all the advice here is actually recommended, however…

“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all” ~ Charles Bukowski

“When words don’t come easy, I make do with silence and find something in nothing.” ~ Strider Marcus Jones

“Yes, I felt very small. The typewriter seemed larger than a piano, I was less than a molecule. What could I do? I drank more.” ~ Albert Sánchez Piñol

“You could see writer’s block as mental constipation but I like to think of it as cultural anaemia.” ~ Stewart Stafford

“Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter.” ~  Edgar Freemantle in Duma Key (Stephen King)



“Writer’s block occurs when a writer has nothing to say. Unfortunately, not all writers experience it.” ~ Ron Brackin

“Writing is a sickness only cured by writing.” ~ Niall Williams,

“Inspiration is the timid beast that comes to your open hand once you’ve fallen asleep having given up trying to coax it from its hiding place.” ~ Shaun Hick

“Writer’s block is just another name for fear.” ~ Jacob Nordby

“They told me I’ve got writer’s cramp. So is that better than the block?” ~ Joyce Rachelle


“Overanalysis leads to paralysis” ~ Rebecca Jane

“Considering I’m a writer, you leave me strangely bereft of words.” ~ Kelly Moran

“If you surrender to your imagination, the story will write itself.” ~ T.N. Suarez

“Not for the first time in the history of the universe, someone for whom communication normally came as effortlessly as a dream was stuck for inspiration when faced with a few lines on the back of a card.” ~ Terry Pratchett,

“Writing something new is an effective way to get rid of writer’s block. Or you can observe the people around you and fantasize like I do.” ~ B.A. Gabrielle

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

And the last word on writer’s block, that puts it in some perspective, from the ever wise writer of Slaughter House Five…

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Finally, a little peanut of parting best wishes to my fellow writers…



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