Roundup: Writer’s Block
Author: Jon Simmons | Posted in Uncategorized No comments
In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts on writer’s block.
There’s a lot to be said about writer’s block, but I can’t think of how to articulate it right now…So I’ll let the masters of their craft do it. Let these posts help you recognize writer’s block and fend it off.
- A New Year’s resolution, a writing routine, a battle against writer’s block. Fan Wu chimes in.
- Greg Shutz explains his paradox of productivity. “My reliance on routine leaves my writing life fragile, prone to periods of drought.”
From Around the Web:
- How can we enhance divergent thinking? (That’s a good thing.) Read “How To Get Unstuck: The Psychology of Writer’s Block,” from Poets & Writers.
- Famous writers tell you how to prevent writer’s block in this article by Flavorwire…Barbara Kingsolver says, “Chain that muse to your desk and get the job done.”
- “The problem is, too many writers today are afraid to be still,” says Silas House of The New York Times.
- Having a writer’s block emergency? The Huffington Post on what you’ll need to beat it: a map of your surroundings, a light source, medicine…