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WritingWednesday: Writer’s Block–Fact or Fallacy? July 10, 2013

Posted by Carolyn Burns Bass in WritingWednesday.

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.”

Writer's Block - Infographic by Ian Lurie

Writer’s Block – Infographic by Ian Lurie

The above quote attributed to Terry Prachett confers what many successful authors claim as gospel truth. Well, at least the first part. Yet writers get stuck all the time in their manuscripts. What is it that mires the wheels of writing progress? We’ll discuss the fact or fallacy of writer’s block in this week’s #litchat WritingWednesday.

Ten Resources to Help You Understand Writer’s Block

What is Writer’s Block?
Tracy Culleton, Fiction Writer’s Mentor 

Writer’s Block—Is There a Such Thing?
Jan Russell, Archetype

The 10 Types of Writer’s Block (and How to Overcome Them)
Charlie Jane Anders, iO9

Breaking Through Writer’s Block
John Warner, McSweeney’s

13 Famous Writers on Overcoming Writer’s Block
Emily Temple, Flavorwire

Overcoming Writer’s Block
Roy Peter Clark, Grammar Girl

How to Think Through Writer’s Block
Sophronia Scott, Archetype

3  Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block
Excerpt from You Don’t Have to Be Famous by Steve Zousmer, excerpted in Writer’s Digest

How to Overcome Writer’s Block Like a Bestselling Author
Excerpt from Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell, excerpted in Writer’s Digest

4 Ways Inspiration Helps You Beat Writer’s Block
Sarah Maurer, Writer’s Digest

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