03 January 2011

Writer's Block

I came across this quote last night:
Of course, you can be your own inhibitor. What is writer's block but fear? Fear of failing. Fear of committing to a deep and perhaps private desire. Maybe you've never admitted to anyone just how much writing means to you. Maybe you've never admitted it to yourself. When you really care about something, the stakes are high.

I had never thought of writer's block in these term. Fear immobilizes us, keeps us making choices. It keeps us from moving forward. The best decision we can make is to set these fears aside and embrace artistic expression. Whether it is writing or art or music, our passion is what defines us.

Creativity should be celebrated, not feared. 

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