Writer’s block

A friend of mine talked about the “natural high” during the writing process. It’s the state in which you don’t feel like stop typing the keyboard, just make the sentence on and on, sitting on a flow that takes you somewhere without extra effort. Then the next state comes where you can write one sentence, revise it on the spot, move on to the next one. You will never suffer from the so-called writer’s block.

Stephen King gives three very important advice for any aspiring writers in On Writing.
* Read a lot and write a lot.
* Write with your door closed, revise with your door open.
* One word at a time.

So it might be the combination of the second and the third point – the write-revise cycle gets shorter to the point that I can do it on sentence or even word basis? Let’s see.

What if I hit on the writer’s block? One good cure is to write about the block itself.
Joel and Ethan Coen wrote Barton Fink, the story about a writer suffering from the block, while they themselves suffered from it during completing Miller’s Crossing.
Barton Fink won numerous award and Miller’s Crossing is the best hard-boiled movie for me so far (I never watched Casablanca).

Talking on films, the friend recommended me these two:
Forget Paris

Time for Tsutaya!