“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.”
The above quote attributed to Terry Prachett confers what many successful authors claim as gospel truth. Well, at least the first part. Yet writers get stuck all the time in their manuscripts. What is it that mires the wheels of writing progress? We’ll discuss the fact or fallacy of writer’s block in this week’s #litchat WritingWednesday.
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10 Resources to Help You Understand Writer’s Block
What is Writer’s Block?
Tracy Culleton, Fiction Writer’s Mentor
Writer’s Block—Is There a Such Thing?
Jan Russell, Archetype
The 10 Types of Writer’s Block (and How to Overcome Them)
Charlie Jane Anders, iO9
Breaking Through Writer’s Block
John Warner, McSweeney’s
13 Famous Writers on Overcoming Writer’s Block
Emily Temple, Flavorwire
Overcoming Writer’s Block
Roy Peter Clark, Grammar Girl
How to Think Through Writer’s Block
Sophronia Scott, Archetype
3 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block
Excerpt from You Don’t Have to Be Famous by Steve Zousmer, excerpted in Writer’s Digest
How to Overcome Writer’s Block Like a Bestselling Author
Excerpt from Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell, excerpted in Writer’s Digest
4 Ways Inspiration Helps You Beat Writer’s Block
Sarah Maurer, Writer’s Digest