Aug 30 2013
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Overcoming Writer’s Block (Orson Scott Card)

This series is a repost of a November 3, 2012 blog by Emily Temple in Flavorwire magazine entitled “13 Famous Writers on Overcoming Writer’s Block.”
block card“Writer’s block is my unconscious mind telling me that something I’ve just written is either unbelievable or unimportant to me, and I solve it by going back and reinventing some part of what I’ve already written so that when I write it again, it is believable and interesting to me. Then I can go on. Writer’s block is never solved by forcing oneself to “write through it,” because you haven’t solved the problem that caused your unconscious mind to rebel against the story, so it still won’t work – for you or for the reader.” — Orson Scott Card