Writer’s Wisdom ~ Ending Writer’s Block

The inner critic creates writer’s block and stifles adventurous writing, hems it in with safe clichés and overthinking. Every writer has to find his or her own way to get free of that sourpuss rationalist who insists on strangling each thought with logical analysis and fitting each idea into an oppressive predetermined scheme or ideology. William S. Burroughs, one of the most adventurous writers to emerge from the mid-20th century, famously employed what he called the cut-up method. . . . this literary take on the collage technique used by avant-garde artists . . . who “proposed to create a poem on the spot by pulling words out of a hat.” 


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