This is a great interview with one of my favorite writers in the biz, Andy Ihnatko. His answer to “Have you ever suffered from writer’s block?” is stellar:

No. There have been times when I haven’t been confident about what I was writing; times when I’ve had no clue about how to continue something; certainly there’ve been days when I haven’t felt like writing and even a few days when I’ve felt like I’d already written my last thing, ever.

These are all tangible problems with workable solutions. I can deal with tangible problems. If I were to believe in “Writer’s Block” I’d be taking a fear that I haven’t explored and I’d be amplifying its paralytic power by giving it a name.

I also like how Randy Murray puts it: “Give yourself permission to stink.”

March 9, 2012