British Comedy Guide
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Inspiration is a red herring. You need commitment and discipline

Inspiration is often talked about as if it's the main problem facing comedy creatives. Inspiration is a red herring; what you need are commitment and discipline...

Creative writing courses and self-help books for creatives often talk about inspiration as if it's the main problem facing creative people. This probably comes from the popular cultural belief that "writer's block" is a condition where a writer "can't think of anything to write about" rather than, as the case may be, just isn't in the right mood to work or doesn't have the right caffeine balance in their brain. The fixation on inspiration...

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