How do you avoid writer’s block?

Derek Pietras

I got asked the question in the title by a friend of mine a few days ago. At the time, I told him that there was no way to really avoid writer’s block, only a way to muscle yourself through it. When writer’s block does strike, I write through it, and I told my friend as much. When you feel like you’re writing crap, just keep writing more, I said. He accepted that answer, and did his best.

But, that answer really didn’t address his question. It was how to deal with writer’s block, not how to avoid it.

That got me thinking. Is there a way to avoid writer’s block?

I don’t think so. I don’t think you can do anything to ensure writer’s block will never strike. But I do think that steps can be taken in order to try and prevent it from occurring. Here’s what I…

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