The Myth of Writer’s Block: 5 Encouraging Quotes from Writers

I contemplated manipulating the concept of Writer’s Block into an 8th maxim for 7 Writing Maxims and what to do with them, but I found so many great quotes, I decided to make it its own post. And then I decided I wanted to be able to pin all of them to my writing Pinterest board, so I made them into images. Enjoy!

There is no such thing as writer’s block.

…You’re just not writing.

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The only cure for writer’s block is to write. Write even if you don’t know where you’re going. Write out all the problems you are trying to solve. Then write down what won’t work, and what might work but probably won’t, and what is cliche, and what is unexpected, and what is unusual.

Here’s a bunch of quotes for you that basically all say the same thing—when you’re blocked, just write anyway! (P.S. If you’re on Pinterest, Pin away.)

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When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up. —Pixar story artist Emma Coats

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Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. —William Butler YeatsThe Myth of Writer's Block | writelarawrite (click for more quotes)

You fail only if you stop writing. —Ray Bradbury

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There’s a phrase, “sitzfleisch,” which means just plain sitting on your ass and getting it done…—Peter S. Beagle

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Stuck? To ease yourself back into writing, try these Daily Writing tips.

Need some more motivation? Check out my motivational posts here.

Got questions? Ask away in the comments.

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