Sunday, April 11, 2010

Laird on writers' block...

Nick Laird wrote about 'the fitful nature of inspiration' in The Guardian's Review yesterday.

"The dream is to be overtaken by an automatic fluency, and then fix the thing up perfectly in a few crisp drafts where each decision seems ordained. It doesn't work like that, of course. When inspiration wants to hide it simply vanishes ... And those hours and hours of tinkering don't quite contain the proper thrill and calm of an absolute immersion. So you write nothing, and that's the one thing harder than writing."
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