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Blog Posted:9/6/2012 7:49:00 AM


"All writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is

a day when it goes reasonably easily. Plumbers don't get

plumber's block, and doctors don't get doctor's block;

why should writers have the only profession that gives a

special name to the difficulty of working, and then

expect sympathy.”


~Philip Pullman

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Terrific quote: plumbers make mistakes, so do doctors. Writers block is like having a job go wrong and having to redo it. The pumbers who did my house sure had a bad day.

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  1. Date: 9/14/2012 1:11:00 PM
    Am experiencing this 'fable' now. I write--yet it flows awkwardly--I re-write--still not flowing--HELP!! LOL.

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:06:00 PM
    oh, wait!! I read this wrong... this is about rooster blockers... lol...:-0

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 6:23:00 PM
    writers block is an excuse... so i say..I admit to a friend here the other day, how I'm so lazy, and i call it writers block... good blog...xox~PD

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 6:44:00 PM
    Am feeling political tonite! (Oh man! Easy jimbo!)I I have a title in mind (straw man) will see what bubbles up! Jimbo

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 5:53:00 PM
    Good answer Debbie. So true. Inspiration comes in many forms and looks. Writers block is a fable not having anything to write is not being inspired. My 4 1/2 cents. Michael

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 3:48:00 PM
    LOL .... well..we need INSPIRATION!! and sometimes we must GO OUT & FIND IT!

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 2:46:00 PM
    hahaha, good one, Susan!

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 2:38:00 PM
    LOL, loved this quote, Susan

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 9:49:00 AM
    Great quote, Susan! : )

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 8:21:00 AM
    I like Harry's idea. I've done that a time or two, also. Or I go clean house or take a nap. A lot of times it just turns out I was just too tired to concentrate... Some times I get out of the house for a while to give me new perspectives.

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 8:13:00 AM
    yes it is so frustrating when one's pen runs out. i find going back to my oldies, can help especially if there is room for revamping, and on my poetry there usually is.

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