Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Writer's block overcome

People have writer's block not because they can't write, but because they despair of writing eloquently. That's not the way it works, and one of the best places to learn that is a newspaper, which in its instant obsolescence is infinitely forgiving.
Anna Quindlen, "The Eye of the Reporter, the Heart of the Novelist," in Writers on Writing Volume II (2003), p. 197.

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