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Over on the RED Alert: What to do about Writer’s Block

I wrote about writer’s block, what it is and how to address it, over on the blog for the Research Education and Development team at La Trobe University.

Writer’s block is generally understood to be a psychological experience. There are plenty of other things that might stop you from getting words written—lack of time, constant interruptions, ill health, or technology failures. But once we have made time for writing, found our focus, feel fine in our body, and got the computer working…we might still not be able to write a word.

It can feel like writer’s block is unknowable and unsolvable, so writer’s block can be associated with emotions of frustration or shame. I prefer to see the feeling of being blocked from writing as a moment when our subconscious is sending us a signal. 

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