The Role of Angst and Creativity

The Role of Angst and Creativity

The Role of Angst and CreativityToday, I’m honored to be hosted on the Conquering Writer’s Block & Summoning Inspiration blog tour by Lindsay Scott. Be sure to stop by her blog to read the guest post “Angst and Creativity.” Below is a sneak peek:

The whole idea of angst and creativity looks romantic in the movies. But the real-life version can sometimes seem as if it includes a whole lot more suffering than art. I’ll venture that anyone who’s ever tried to write anything more than a pun has spent their fair share of time wandering around, hands clenched in their hair, eyes wild and bloodshot, muttering to themselves, and generally looking:

Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration K.M. Weiland Audio Booka) agonized

b) insane

c) undead

(Take your pick.)

When asked why we write, we’re usually quick to respond with an answer along the lines of “because I love it.” But sometimes it’s hard to figure out how we can love something that can make us so

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. Great sneak peak. And thank you for guest posting on my blog today. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the sneak peek. This tour/series looks like it will be very good and something I’m definitely looking forward to reading.

  3. @Lindsay: Thank *you* for having me today!

    @Noelani: It’s been a fun tour so far. Thanks for coming along for the ride!

  4. “But the real-life version can sometimes seem as if it includes a whole lot more suffering than art.”

    So true… Thanks. K.M.

  5. As least we’re fulfilling the romantic ideal, right? 😉

  6. Thanks for the sneak peek. Who says puns don’t take a bit of hair pulling? Either mine or someone else’s.

  7. This was a fabulous and timely post! Definitely worth the read. And now I’m curious about your CD.

    p.s. Your blog is lovely! 🙂

  8. @Bonnie: Good puns are hard to come by, so you can imagine how much work they require!

    @Katrina: Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post.

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