Quote of the Day – O. Henry on Writer’s Block

Writer’s block, something that every writer gets, whether a blog writer or a book writer. Sometimes the words just do not come to your fingers. Sometimes, inspiration just doesn’t flow. I was searching for a good quote today and nothing settled in my head. I read and read and read some more, still nothing reached out to me. Then, I saw this:

Yes, I get dry spells. Sometimes I can’t turn out a thing for three months. When one of those spells comes on I quit trying to work and go out and see something of life. You can’t write a story that’s got any life in it by sitting at a writing table and thinking. You’ve got to get out into the streets, into the crowds, talk with people, and feel the rush and throb of real life — that’s the stimulant for a story writer. – O. Henry


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