Writer’s Block: Is It Laziness or a Critical Part of Being a Longtime Author? – By Kristen Lamb…

Writer’s block is a very controversial subject in the publishing world. Everyone has an opinion and everyone is right. Okay, maybe not everyone. I am right…and also NUMBER ONE AT HUMBLE!

*gets cramp patting self on back*

I believe that, when it comes to discussing writer’s block, there is a real danger of oversimplifying a truly complex phenomenon. Many claim there is no such thing as writer’s block. Just sit down and write and stop making excuses for being lazy. While laziness might be an answer (as we’ll explore) this One-Size-Fits-All solution is low-hanging fruit. Sort of like going to the doctor where the standard answer for everything is to “lose weight.”

Me: I’m tired all the time.

Doctor: Lose weight.

Me: My knee really hurts. I think I might have arthritis.

Doctor: Lose weight.

Me: *blood spurting from missing arm* I uh, think I need emergency surgery.

Doctor: Nah. Lose weight.

Now, is it true that many health issues could be remedied if we weren’t carrying around extra poundage? Sure. But, the human body is vastly complex, meaning it’s wise to ditch the myopia and take into consideration other factors.

Same with writer’s block.

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6 thoughts on “Writer’s Block: Is It Laziness or a Critical Part of Being a Longtime Author? – By Kristen Lamb…

  1. I can normally write anything and lots of it. I considered writers block a crock of sh*t, if you can write you can always write. Normally before finishing a book I have the ideas for a dozen others. No such thing as writers block. Then three quarters of the way through a four hundred and fifty page novel a perfect storm occurred. My PC died. (I was not worried, it was an old PC and I had been thinking of buying a new one) The hard drive with it. (still not worried) I had backed up the novel to both a pen drive and a hard disk drive. The pen drive faulty I proceeded to my trusty hard disk to find the file corrupt. Eight months work, good work; I like to think, down the drain.
    That is when I had writers block but to be honest think that it was pure despondency. I published one short story in three years. Eventually I forced myself to rewrite the book. The premise was good, the execution flawed. Yet If I had not forced myself to continue (despite hating the result) I would have ceased writing completely. Despondency, for me, is ” writers Block”

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