Writer’s block doesn’t exist.

You just need the right technique.

Google’s definition of writer’s block:

“the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.”

The answer is to either:

1. Write about why you can’t think of what to write.

2. Talk to someone intelligent (who you don’t talk to often) about why you can’t think of what to write.

The goal in both cases is the same: To identify a specific next step that you can take. This might be banishing a nagging doubt about the quality of writing or identifying a new piece of research to do.

When I’m stuck the issue is that I don’t trust the plan of action I currently have. I’m worried that the story or outline that I have is not good enough.

Talking to someone about this, or to myself through stream of conscious writing, gets me to verbalize this thought and weigh all the pro and con factors.

After a few minutes of this it becomes obvious what the right next action is.

How do you banish writer’s block?

^Day 161/90 191 words

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