Is there such as thing as “writer’s block”? Anyone who has ever struggled to write something, finding that the words will not come, would say that there is. However, professional writers can not afford to have writer’s block. When they have deadlines, they have to write. They have to finish what they are writing. And they have to hand it over to an editor.
I wrote a newspaper column for more than three years. I had to turn in my 500 words every week, even if I didn’t know what I should write about, or just didn’t feel like writing. There is nothing like a deadline to get your thinking focused and your fingers flying across the keyboard.
When you have to write, you will write. So what is this thing we call “writer’s block”? [Read more…]