Mary Garden Quotes.
A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.
In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I’d give up after a few minutes. I’d find other things to do: Anything but writing.
My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer’s block, as if it was some kind of illness.
I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready.
For a long period in my life – it lasted about 10 years – I had writer’s block.
Reading Stephen King’s book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.
When you hear the voice of Rosa Ponselle, you hear a fountain of melody blessed by the Lord.
My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless I was and how I didn’t know to write.
Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline.
It was not uncommon for the children to be told they were being treated this way because it was their bad karma and they must have hurt a child in a past life.