Wednesday Wordplay: Writer’s Crap and Irving Berlin

Urban Dictionary

Writer’s Crap

Derived from ‘writer’s cramp’, writer’s crap refers to a stage when one is only capable of writing utter crap.

‘That story was horrible, i think she’s got a bad case of writer’s crap.

 

Quotations

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You’ve got to keep on working that talent. Someday I’ll reach for it and it won’t be there.
            — Irving Berlin, 1958

[Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
            — Napoleon Bonaparte

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
            — Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935