Comments: Anne Enright on inspiration and the lack thereof

My favorite technique for overcoming a so-called block (and I don't think there's really such a thing) is the following sentence: "And then the aliens landed."

Granted, that only works for fiction, and not if you're stuck in the middle of a thousand-word article on the latest trends in gourmet dining, but I might give it a shot there anyway.

My second-favorite technique is just to write something else, but at least "And then the aliens landed" keeps you in the mindspace of your current project.

Posted by rfkj at January 5, 2009 12:16 PM
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