Conquering Writer’s Block: Tips from a Book Editing Pro

As a book editing pro and author, I’ve written about writer’s block and ways to conquer it. I thought it might be helpful to share links to other resources as well.

The thing about writer’s block is that it’s normal. It’s also unique to each individual writer, and the solutions vary.

Book Editing Pro

Book Editing Pro Resources — Conquer Writer’s Block!

Check out these resources from my blog and see if they help:

Defeating Writer’s Block: Tips from an International Book Editor

Self-Improvement Month — Book Writing Discipline

“Stuck” in Writing Projects? Don’t Worry.

Favorite Quotes By Writers, For Writers

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Check Out These Quotes From Inspirational Voices

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My ideas usually come not at my desk but in the midst of living. ~ Anais Nin

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient. ~ Hilary Mantel

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London

Breaking through writer’s block is like thinking out of the box: Both require an ability to imagine a world outside your four walls or rearranging them to get a better view. ~ Susan J. McIntire

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write. ~ Terry Pratchett

You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block. ~ John Rogers

I learned to produce whether I wanted to or not. It would be easy to say oh, I have writer’s block, oh, I have to wait for my muse. I don’t. Chain that muse to your desk and get the job done. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Pretend that you’re writing not to your editor or to an audience or to a readership, but to someone close, like your sister, or your mother, or someone that you like. ~ John Steinbeck

Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: “Fool!” said my muse to me, “look in thy heart, and write. ~ Philip Sidney

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? ~ Kurt Vonnegut

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