“Free-fall into what’s happening.”

Published May 8, 2014 by meredithwyatt1990

I feel very tempted to take my blog down so I can rework it

The Daily Post

The Daily Post is taking a much-needed break for a few days, but we don’t want to leave you high and dry. We’ll  be sharing some of our favorite quotes about the creative life.

(And yes, Daily Prompts, the Writing/Photo Challenges, and Blogging 101 will continue through the week — we’re not very good at taking breaks.)

Here’s Andre Dubus III, on how to get our of your own way when writing — it’s aimed at fiction authors, but the underlying idea applies to any writer:

Read more from Andre and other writers like Stephen King, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, and Jonathan Franzen in The Atlantic.

This was my main problem when I was just starting out: I was trying to say something. When I began to write, I was deeply self-conscious. I was writing stories hoping they would say something thematic, or address something that I was wrestling with…

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