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Goodreads asked Adriano Bulla:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Adriano Bulla I don't deal with it at all. In my case, it's just waiting and hoping for inspiration. I never, ever set out with a plan and start to write something from a conscious start point; the inspiration always has to come subconsciously, hit me like a wave that warps perception, and force me to write. I'm not a willing writer... I am compelled to write when I do, otherwise, I lay dormant in wait. It's a state of mine, but it has also become a principle of my writing: I will not force a single phrase out of myself as a 'professional writer'; if words come, I'll be honoured to offer my services, if not, I am not going to write for any other reason apart from that expressive urge that has driven me so far. That is, in no small measure, due to the fact that I am at heart a poet, a craftsman too, but at poet by principle and by nature. Art cannot be motivated by anything apart form Art's sake, by which I mean that it is Art that leads and commands, and I could never, for who I am, use Art to put forward an agenda, a plan, an idea I have per-determined. This said, I do have a vague plan of where I would like to go, but that, for me, is more a prayer to the Muse than a plan... When I am ready to express something through my experience, then that something will want to express itself through me. I cannot see any other way round for myself. It's more a matter of being 'normally blocked' and then 'flushed into creative action against my will' in my case. It's very visceral and primordial, but I'll stick by what I mean as a writer and what I feel I must do. I am a servant of Calliope, not a user of her gifts.

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