Writer’s Block

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In writing circles, you often hear this term, writer’s block.

According to the Wikipedia free online encyclopaedia the definition of it is:

Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer’s block has been a documented problem.

Read the full wikipaedia entry here.

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There are apparently several types of writer’s block.

Read the article, The 10 Types of Writers’ Block (and How to Overcome Them) here.

I include two articles on how to overcome the condition.

Read the article How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work here.

Read the article 7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block here.

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The following article writes on how 13 famous writers overcame writer’s block. Read it here.

Now you will ask me how I do it.

I am not really experiencing the problem, although I reached some dead ends before. I have also experienced doubt on whether I am writing the correct course or if I must rather change direction.

I am currently writing three books at one time. As soon as I reach a point of uncertainty, doubt or even discomfort, I change back to one of the others or I start a new book. Normally when I get back to a book after a break of a few weeks, I am fresh and kick off as if I never took a break. Sometimes I have to read back a bit. With my serial killer novel, I had to read back several times as I am not allowed to make mistakes with the clues.

I don’t start too many books at a given time. Three is enough. I am coping by jumping between the three. In the back of my head I already have a further three ideas for more books.

With the writing of my web page I had a break of 3 weeks, as I was not familiar with WordPress. I took off with the writing as if I never stopped.

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Johan Crous