A Brief Thought on Writer’s Block and Why It’s a Good Thing
Writer’s block is a good thing.
You know who gets writer’s block? Writers.
And no one else.
Thomas Mann famously said, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
In my experience, ne’re truer words were spake. I know a lot of people in a lot of industries who churn out content like crazy and never seem to have trouble writing. Because they’re not writers.
They just want to get their ideas on the page; they don’t care about the presentation.
They don’t agonize over every word choice.
They don’t meticulously switch sentences back and forth, reading things aloud to experience the flow of the piece.
Theirs is the path of the Dark Side: quicker, easier, more seductive. But not better.
There is nobility in the struggle, and only through great struggle does greatness emerge.
Be noble and write, for you are a writer–and that is a magical thing to be.