Writer’s Block Series

Reject the Fear

Up until a few months ago, I had a terrible phobia of zombies. Yep, that’s right, zombies. Now, I believe in a lot of things–magic, the universe, Big Foot, ghosts, aliens–without having any sightings of them. But zombies? I didn’t believe in them, so why did they scare me so much? Turns out, after some serious self-reflection…read more.

Writing Spaces and Combating the Block.

Why did James Joyce prefer to lay on his stomach and write? Or why wouldn’t Truman Capote start or finish a piece of writing on a Friday? Why was Friedrich Schiller inspired by rotted apples? In this…read more.

Writer’s Block: Self Sabotage

Self sabotaging is a normal occurrence, at least when it’s occasional. We’ve all put our foot in our mouth every now and again. What I want to take a look at is the cycle of self sabotaging. Carl Jung found that we have archetypes in our psyche…read more.

Routine: A writer’s best friend.

I try giving my toddler time to adjust to new activities. I give him a heads up, minutes in advance, that we are starting something else. Kids are well known for having trouble switching gears or their schedules being out of whack….read more.

Writer’s Block: Fear on steroids.

I’m panicking right now. I’m stressed about this new blog, and haven’t been able to write a single sentence for my novel. What do I do? Where did my muse go? How do I shut this fear down? I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing and no one will be interested in a single thing I write….read more.

8 Tips For When You’ve Hit A Wall

Writers get writer’s block for all sorts of reasons. There is but one cause, however. Fear.

That tricky little bastard doesn’t always show up with that face. It can disguise itself as all sorts of problems, and sometimes you don’t even view its disguise as a problem. Take for example family. It doesn’t exactly seem like a problem because you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing…read more.