Posts Tagged: NYT

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 86

WHY WRITERS MUST BE UNPROFESSIONAL I found this quote by Lorin Stein (Words Unwired, NYT, 1/8/2016) to be confirming to my process. She compares fiction writers to method actors, then explains the importance of being an essentially “unprofessional” solitary person. “To write a story also requires public solitude, the ability to be alone publicly like a method actor…. Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 17

THE IMAGINATION Sometimes a concept is so startlingly true it takes my breath away. Here is a quote from A.O. Scott in this morning’s NYT: “…the imagination lives by risk, including the risk of incomprehension.” Creating requires taking a scary leap. You can’t worry about whether the work is good, bad, indifferent, critic-proof, or even… Read more »