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Writer’s block

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  • Writer’s block is a term that describes a psychological state in creative people. We will examine the definition of the term writer’s block, where it came from and some examples of its use in sentences.


     

    Writer’s block is a state of being in which a writer can not work on his project. Writer’s block may include not being able to conceive an idea or not being able to bring an idea to fruition. Writer’s block may come from trying too hard or it may come from not trying hard enough. Stress often blocks the creative flow. Most writers agree that the best way to overcome writer’s block is to simply keep writing, whether or not the output is of good quality, until the creative flow is once again established. Note that writer’s block is spelled with the apostrophe before the s, as writer’s is a single possessive noun, referring to only one writer.

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    Examples

    Of course there’s many tips and tricks to overcome the dreaded writer’s block, but sometimes it feels like you’ll never be able to get back into the groove. (The Epoch Times)

    One thing I appreciate about being a copy editor is never having to face the dreaded writer’s block — all of the content I’m working with is already finished and ready for me to edit when I show up at the Daily Cal office. (The Daily Californian)

    The Parable of the Sower and The Parable of the Talents so eerily predicted the rise and election of Donald Trump that one might wonder whether Butler used a crystal ball when she got writer’s block.(Sierra Magazine)

    But when she started to prepare for her March 15 talk for Soup & Hope in Sage Chapel, that ability worked against her, surfacing fears and doubts, summoning her inner critic and creating writer’s block. (The Cornell Chronicle)


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