What is Writer’s Block? Getting to the Root of the Matter

Part of the Creative Writing Process Series

Psychologists Jerome Singer and Michael Barrios followed a group of “blocked writers” for several months, and they concluded in, The Treatment of Creative Blocks: A Comparison of Waking Imagery, Hypnotic Dream, and Rational Discussion Techniques,

that there are four broad causes of writer's block:

1.    Excessively harsh self-criticism

2.    Fear of compar…

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