Monthly Archives: June 2014

Writer’s block

A quick note on writer’s block: It doesn’t exist.
More specifically, you’re not allowed to let it exist.
Carpenters don’t get carpenter block. I’ve never gone out to mow my grass and turned back because of lawn block. Lawyers don’t get liar block.
If writing is how you’re going to make a living, then write.
If you can’t think of a lede, then write the body.
If you’re lost on how to get started, start anywhere.
Can’t write the body? Do the quotes. Transcribe. Write the background.
Just write.
Writing primes the pump, and that engine you call your brain is the thing that puts food on the table.
So write and stop telling yourself you have writer’s block.