The Pain of Writer’s Block

What does it feel like to have writer’s block?

The blank page is mocking me:
You call yourself a writer, yet there is not one word on my surface.  You are a loser.

My mind feels as blank as the page.  Maybe the creative section of my brain went on a vacation without telling me.

How do you break free from writer’s block?

The best way to break free from this misery is to start writing.

  • Write whatever comes to your mind
  • Write random words
  • Make a list (favorite books, people you know, childhood memories, things you need to buy at the store)
  • Describe something you can see.  Write about how it looks, feels, or is used.

Writing is the best way to smash through a writer’s block.

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All my Friends are Characters by Emma Wilkins

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As a writher, Emma Wilkins spent years interviewing various people.  She decided to interview her close friends and compile those interviews into a book.

The book is interesting and the people are relatable.  Their stories of tragedy and triumph are inspirational.

The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the layout.  She jumps from one person to another and it can be hard to keep all the stories and people straight.

All in all, I would say this is a book worth reading.