Thoughts on Writer's Block

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“I don’t believe in it (writer’s block). All writing is difficult. Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block, and doctors don’t get doctor’s block. Why should writing be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?” – Sir Philip Pullman – CBE

I have taken it upon myself to “Sharpen the Saw” and book myself on an on-line writing course.

The above quote was presented to me as part of lesson 1. Well, I don’t know what to say! Cause oh man, I feel quite blocked sometimes!!!! Anyone else feel this way – sometimes? (wink, wink, nudge, nudge! lol)

Sharpen the Saw – What is it, I hear your ask?

“Sharpen the Saw” is one of the 7 habits from the book – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey

The 7 habits of Highly Effective People is a great book and I highly recommend it. It made me rethink a few things.

So basically, what is ” Sharpening the Saw”?. The example given in the book goes along the lines of …

If you use a blunt axe to chop down a tree it will take ages to chop it down , or saw it down. But, if you spend some time in sharpening the saw, you will chop/saw that tree down faster!

So with that aim in mind I booked myself on this course to writer better blog posts, and writer better in general. eeek!

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11 replies

  1. I don’t believe in writer’s block either. We can all write. What we think of as writer’s block is our inability to create something perfect each time we write. But, as a writer, we’re not supposed to. Our first job is to get words on paper. If we don’t get the words out first, we can’t do the second part, which is to edit.

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