Writer’s block is just an idea.

You choose to believe it’s affecting you, or you don’t.

From where do we get this dreaded block of the writers? The grocery store? The pharmacy? Costco?

From whom do we receive this accursed block of the writers? Who blocked the 2-way street between us and our muse? Hello, may I speak to the manager?

The answer is…

Us.

It’s us. Ourselves. Me. You. Everyone. Everyone has the choice to believe that they have writer’s block. We choose to believe that we can’t write today. We choose to believe that we’re not writing the way we should write. We choose being stuck. Being stuck is a lot easier than being unstuck. Stuck? Sick with writer’s block? Great! Now you don’t need to write. What a luxury you’ve won yourself! You’re off the hook. Congratulations. Here’s a margarita.

Unstuck? Uh-oh. Here comes trouble. When you’re unstuck, you need to write and you need to write poorly and everyday you must write poorly because writing is hard and there’s nothing you can do about it except write (poorly).

Everyone who writes must pledge to never allow themselves the luxury of writer’s block.

Writer’s block is just an idea.

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