When Writers Forget How To Write
We've all experienced it, even those of you who claim not to write! We experience it in our prose, our flash-fiction, our romance novel, our grocery list, our passive aggressive sticky notes, our term papers. Yes that terrible little thing called:
How do you recover from such a tragedy? Well, my fellow bloggers, I would like to offer some help. The most important thing for us to realize as writers, is that there is a history of brilliant writers that came before us, and there are many great writers to come. WE ARE NOT ALONE!
So whenever you pull out your feather quill pen (because we all have one) and your ink is spotting on the page, just think of the people who came before us. If they had let Writers Block get the best of them then we would not have our favorite pieces of literature today.
PHEW!!! I needed a moment to recover from that previous hypothetical. Anyway, lets take a look at a few of the "Greats" who came before us and what they have to say about writing and maybe even life in general.
Ah Yes, Henry David Thoreau the abolitionist who helped slaves make their way to Canada on the underground railroad. He was the mastermind behind Civil Disobedience.
Another Great mind, Fyodor Dostoevsky (try saying that 5 times fast) Who was best known for Crime and Punishment, and Notes from the Underground.
Lord of the Rings...Need I say more?
Lewis Carroll, my personal favorite author, who wrote Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking glass, and Jabberwocky.
Another one of my favorites :) C.S. Lewis who is best known for The Chronicles of Narnia, Screwtape Letters
Henry Phillips Lovecraft who is best known for The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Call of Cthulu, The Whisperer in Darkness
Earnest Hemingway The Sun Also Rises, A farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea.
These are just a few of the "Greats" that came before us! If they had to get past their Writers
block then so must we! So the next time you sit down to write the next great American novel, and you feel stuck, just remember what your mentors said! Happy Writing to all of you!