The Cure for Writer’s Block!

Mitch Teemley

Writers blockWriter’s Block

 There are two primary definitions for the word block:

  1. An obstacle to be avoided
  2. An object to be used (as in construction)

The cure for Writers Block (and its evil twin, Trouble Getting Started) is to abandon definition #1 and embrace definition #2. But before one can do that, it is necessary to understand what writer’s block is and what it’s not:

Writers Block is not about being unable towrite. People who do not have the luxury of waiting to feel inspired (journalists, staff writers) know that being unable to write, short of a serious medical condition such as coma* or death, doesn’t really happen. Why? Because writing is simply putting thoughts into words. If you have thoughts (and can read), you can write.

The real issue is fear of being unable to write well, which amounts to the fear of not being able…

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