Q: What happens when you hit writer’s block head on?
A: I go to museums. I move my body. I try to return to the substantially less interesting story of my own life for a bit rather than linger in front of a blank page. When I’m blocked, it’s usually because I’ve become a “dry sponge”. Once I’ve sopped up a bit of inspiration, I don’t write. I draw for a bit. I find that when I draw, I often tell myself the story of what is happening as I put the drawing to the page. That doesn’t always unblock me, but it does help.
Amman Sabet’s story “Absurd of a Feather”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 March 2019.
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