Writers’ Block: Keep The Car Running

Writers' Block: figment of an anxious writer's imagination or a terrifying urban legend that could swallow your writing career whole? So, if writers' block is real - and many writers swear that particular bogeyman is lurking in their closet - how do we identify the causes and manage them so that this ghost in the machine doesn't stall our writing engines? This post is brought to you by a very large to-write pile and an overextended car metaphor. You're welcome. Hunger strikes! Fuel your writing If the car has no fuel, it ain't going nowhere. This is my personal number one cause of writers' block. Are your basic human needs met? Are you well-rested, with a full stomach, quenched thirst and an empty bladder? I need a cup of tea by my elbow if I'm going to be writing, or strong, sugary coffee if my brain won't kick into gear. Learn your body's signs that you need to refuel. Life charges the battery Writers are solitary,...
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