Sometimes we just seem to hit a brick wall. We don't know what to do next? Creativity is blocked. The last post on this blog was about two authors who do a wonderful job in writing about writing. This post is a follow up post to what was said.
As said, both Anne Lamott and Natalie Goldberg, in their books on writing, really teach more by how they write than what they say about writing. Instructional writing does carry more value when it's message is constructed with such high quality standards. Reading becomes a pleasure.
Anne Lamott's book, in many places, is like a very private, personal letter, directed to just you.
If reading about writing is uplifting to a writer (and it was) then going and getting closer to the artists in other areas will help those artists. Take a look at these books. If you have a favorite book that is about the basics of your craft, go back and read it again.