Sunday, January 17, 2010

On Writer's Block and Inspiration

If you are one of those out there who want to write, to create with letters, and you find yourself without inspiration.  
Writer's block.
No words.  
Complete nothingness.
The curse of the white page or the empty screen. 
Listen to these words from David Martín, the main character in Zafón's "The Angels Game":

"Inspiration comes when you stick your elbows on the table and your bottom on the chair and start sweating. Choose a theme, an idea, and squeeze your brain until it hurts."

Good luck with your inspiration.  Don't just wait, but work for it!

"The Inspiration of Saint Matthew" by Caravaggio.

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