This quote is from Thomas Mallon, author of Henry and Clara. Writer’s block is never fun to deal with, whether you believe it’s invented or not, and Thomas Mallon has some good advice.
“My prescription for writer’s block is to face the fact that there is no such thing. It’s an invented condition, a literary version of the judicial ‘abuse excuse’. Writing well is difficult, but one can always write something. And then, with a lot of work, make it better. It’s a question of having enough will and ambition, not of hoping to evade this mysterious hysteria people are always talking about.” – Thomas Mallon