Saturday, August 13, 2022

Quote of the Day (Motown Legend Lamont Dozier, on Writer’s Block)

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. Stop feeding those lies about writer’s block. Writer’s block only exists in your mind, and if you tell yourself you have it, it will cripple your ability to function as a creative person. The answer to so-called writer’s block is doing the work. If you press on, the answers you need will come through. You have to show the muses that you’re capable and committed, then you’ll get the answers you need.”—Motown composer Lamont Dozier (1941-2022), How Sweet It Is: A Songwriter’s Reflections on Music, Motown and the Mystery of the Muse (2019)

(The photo of Lamont Dozier accompanying this post was taken July 10, 2009, by Phil Konstantin.)

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