Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#43) -- Writer's Block

How do you deal with writer's block?

I don't deal with because it doesn't exist, no more than a plumber gets plumber's block. Sure, he or she may hit a problem that requires a new way to fix, but he or she doesn't cop out, go home and call it a "block."

The same should hold true for writers. Address the problem. Start work on a different project. Step away for a moment then return with a new perspective. But don't let it stop the flow of the work.

Just grab a different tool and take another shot.

But but for heaven's sake don't call it a "block" and create a monster out something imaginary.