Writer’s Block and Depression: Why Writers Need to “Fill the Well”

by Anne R. Allen

Writer’s block is probably the most popular topic in the writing posts on Medium, the popular new (ish) blogging platform. Lots of Millennials use Medium, and their posts offer an insight into our culture’s future.

I’ve been amazed to see how many young writers consider themselves “blocked.”

I fear it comes from that old adage “write every day”– which is silly. Even the most successful, prolific writers I know don’t work seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. It’s good to remember that even God rested on the seventh day.

I believe that if you have nothing to say, it’s best not to say it.

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13 thoughts on “Writer’s Block and Depression: Why Writers Need to “Fill the Well”

  1. ‘There is so much pressure right now to turn out endless verbiage…’ Yes. And pressure to succumb to the notion (often peddled by advertising) that if you’re not ‘doing’ something, you are not alive.



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