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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Writer's Block

Is there such a thing as writer's block? I think there is always something for a writer to do to combat the dreaded block: there are plenty of writing prompts if the ol' idea banks are empty and as long as you add something to the page you are making progress.

But what about that dreaded period, post-novel, where it seems like such a Herculean task to start a new book. For me, that's where Writer's Block rears its ugly head. Which ideas are worth their salt? Is this something I want to spend the next three months of my life working on? Will it keep a reader engaged for 80K words or more?

But i suppose that's my internal 'editor' talking. And that's where the block comes from. To hell with that voice. There's nothing wrong with free writing or stream-of-consciousness work. Perhaps that's my next call...

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