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Writer’s block – every writer has suffered through it. When I am writing on a topic that doesn’t interest me, I often deal with writer’s block. Even if I’m on a deadline, and I have writer’s block, I have to walk away from writing for a while. Sometimes I’ll read, sometimes I’ll take a walk, or play with the dog, or call a friend. Other times I’ll work on another project, like making jewelry or crochet. And sometimes, just writing in my personal blog or journal helps.
How do you deal with writer’s block?
And, appropriately, today’s writing quote deals with writer’s block.
There’s absolutely no way to prevent an attack of “writer’s fatigue.” It’s like the flu; when it hits, it hits…your concentration begins to flag, you lose your mental focus and for a moment can’t remember what point you were trying to make….Accept the attack for what it is, and take a break…put your writing project out of mind-read a spy novel, paint the garage, ride your bike, listen to music, go to a movie. Just remember that taking a break to clear the cobwebs out of your brain and to recharge your batteries is part and parcel of the writing process.
– Herbert E. Meyer and Jill M. Meyer