Writer: Why We Sometimes Need To Unlearn What We Have Learned #MondayBlogs #ASMSG

Check out this great post from the Blonde Write More blog with reasons why, as writers, we need to sometimes unlearn what we have learned.


A big thanks to Yoda from Star Wars for helping me see what I have been going through recently in my creative life.

The quote ‘you have to unlearn what you have learned’ is from The Empire Strikes Back film. It is featured in the scene where Luke Skywalker is training in the ways of The Force. His fighter spacecraft (or X-Wing) is sinking in the swamp. Luke thinks it’s impossible to get his ship out but Yoda tells him to think differently.

After watching this Star Wars movie yesterday I realised that last year was all about unlearning what I had learned.

During the second half of last year I fell apart creatively. I lurched from painful bouts of writer’s block to intense episodes of sweaty binge writing. I didn’t want to go back over anything and I hated any form of planning. ‘Words come first’, I told myself on…

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