What Authors Say About: Writer’s Block

Part two

downloadSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

“Yesterday was my Birth Day,” Coleridge wrote in his notebook in 1804, when he was thirty-two. “So completely has a whole year passed, with scarcely the fruits of a month. — O Sorrow and Shame…. I have done nothing!” –Samuel Coleridge

The poet behind The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, and Kubla Khan Coleridge’s writing hardships were one of the first known cases of writer’s block.

download (1)ERNEST HEMINGWAY

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.”-Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway is the author of masterpieces such as A Farwell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea and was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954. When asked what the most frightening thing he had encountered was he replied, “A blank sheet of paper.”
No truer words have ever been spoken.

download (2)CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI

“If I try to write without knowing where the story is going, I get instant writer’s block.”-Christopher Paolini

Paolini is the brilliant author of the Inheritance Cycle. His fantasy works are so developed, planed and experienced that you are enveloped by the world, not merely the characters or words.

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