“I’ve spoken to John Darnielle about [writer’s block], and he immediately told me one day that writer’s block is a bourgeois luxury. That, for example, there are no miner blocks; there’s no steelworker blocks; there’s no 7-11 clerk blocks. And that I should just stop whining and get to work.”
-John K. Samson
Writer’s block is real and can be crippling, but is that because we allow it to be such? Can a writer really power through having no ideas? Probably yes.