Many times, what people call 'writer's block' is the confusion that happens when a writer has a great idea, but their writing skill is not up to the task of putting that idea down on paper. I think that learning the craft of writing is critical.
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Opinions about Writer's Block
You'll find plenty of advice about what causes writer's block, whether or not writer's block really exists, and what you can do about it. Here are three opinions about writer's block.
How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work. By Jeff Goins
Common causes of writer’s block. The reasons for your block may vary, but some common ones include:
- Timing: It’s simply not the right time to write. Your ideas may need to stew a little longer before writing them down.
- Fear: Many writers struggle with being afraid, with putting their ideas (and themselves) out there for everyone to see and critique. Fear is a major reason some writers never become writers.
- Perfectionism: You want everything to be just right before you ever put pen to paper or touch a keyboard. You try to get it perfect in your head and never do, so you never begin…
Finally, a Cure for Writer's Block! Nigel Barber Ph.D. The Human Beast
Writer’s block is another way of saying that the author prefers the ideal work still locked in the imagination than what they see coming from their keyboard. It is just one case of the more general malady of having great ambitions stand in the way of concrete achievements. Fortunately both can be cured…