The Book Slump Club

Deborah Grant-Dudley

If you’re in a slump, you’re not alone.

Authors sometimes have writing slumps. Despite our best efforts, sometimes the words just don’t flow. I sometimes see social media posts from people having reading slumps, too. They’re just not getting the same satisfaction from reading they usually do.

For many people, reading is part of their identity. A slump can be just as uncomfortable for a reader as it is for an author.

So let’s talk about slumps.

Image of a book with blank pages.
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Writing slumps

When I’m in a writing slump, I switch to a different scene or chapter of my work in progress. Remaining focused is key because one bad day means nothing. The next day might be brilliant, as long as I can keep that project in my thoughts. Writing a less challenging scene is a great way to get back on top form.

But occasionally, I just can’t…

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