Category Archives: Writer’s Block

Busy-ness, Creativity, and Motivation

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a lack of inspiration. This was also a problem of motivation. The poet in me might suggest is a problem of the soul. I have spent the past two weeks attempting to … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Ask Another Writer

If there’s one group of people that can help you with an issue you have with your book, it’s other writers. Other writers always seem to have been there and done that. Other writers have had the same difficulties you … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Talk to a Friend

Have you ever had a problem with a relationship or with work that seems to go away or become more manageable when you talk to a friend about it? You don’t know how you feel about someone. You hate your … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Define Your Problems

In this post, we’re not going to look at your work in progress. This post is all about you. It’s about what makes you tick, and what makes you stop. In the autumn of 2013, I had trouble sleeping. I had … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Write Something Else

Sometimes, the easiest way to get past Writer’s Block is to write something else. I’m not saying completely scrap your progress on your book or poem or story; I simply mean that you put it aside for a period of … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Brainstorm

If you find yourself facing Writer’s Block, there’s one simple solution that always comes in handy: brainstorming. This exercise is a common practice among writers, though usually it’s done at the beginning of a project. We’re going to use it … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Interview Yourself

One thing no author can escape during the publication process, if he really wants to get his name out there, is an interview. Securing an interview can sometimes be difficult. The easiest way to find one is to be the … Continue reading

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