What Causes Writer’s Block?


Check out another great post from the Novelty Revisions blog with What Causes Writer’s Block?

Meg Dowell

Upfront, I’m going to admit to those who don’t already know — and remind those of you who already do — that I do not like the term “Writer’s Block.” At least, not when it’s used as an excuse for not pushing yourself just a little harder to get your work done.

It’s the “I’m not doing to write today because I have Writer’s Block” mindset I have a problem with. It’s not that I don’t believe writers get stuck. It happens to me, too. Sometimes.

But I do realize that many writers have trudged along on their journeys believing Writer’s Block was this menace that attacked out of nowhere and could not be defeated. For many, it has become a joke. But for some, it’s a nightmare that has no obvious end.

So I’m here to break down reasons why sitting down and writing is hard sometimes. Looking at…

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