Sunday, June 21, 2009

Breaking Writer’s Block, Part 8: Talk it Out

Maybe you get writer’s block because you can’t get out of your way. It might just be that you are the problem: your paralyzing perfectionism, or your crippling lack of confidence, or your inhibiting inability to relax, or your slothful lack of urgency.

Then get over yourself by checking in with teammates sitting in the next cube or phoning friends. Explain to them what you’re working on. Just by talking it out with someone willing to listen, you might get on the right track to completing your first draft. You could also get invaluable insights from them as well.

Here are links to books on writing by Philip Vassallo: