On Getting Your Writing Unstuck

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Where Writers Get Stuck

The writing journey is long and winding, its path weaving through all manner of terrain. Along the way, one finds writers caught in various brambles, needing help to be loosed from the unfriendly clutches. Here are the bushes where, in my experience, most writers get hung up:

Why Writers Get Stuck

There’s getting tripped up, which is temporary and happens to us all, and then there’s staying stuck for a long time. It can look like having writers block for months. It can feel like an invisible but unscalable wall between you and the rewrites that remain undone for months or, in some cases, years. It can look like plodding on with writing, but always wondering if this writing thing is a dream or a nightmare. It can look like wondering if any of it is worth it, and thinking you should just quit and get a ‘real job’.

How Writers Can Get Unstuck

Every one of these situations mentioned are real battles I and my clients have fought. The good news is that in most cases, we scaled the wall, rediscovered hope, and broke through the writers block. In the remaining cases, the battle continues — and it is winnable.



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