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>How do you deal with writer’s block?

>You switch off your mobile phone, disable your email, take the phone off the hook. Put a bottle of water and a cookie next to you. You forget about your laundry, about people – good and bad – that you may need to deal with and all your future problems/dilemmas/plans. You focus on your thinking and make space for yourself in your head without all the aforementioned distractions. So that you can hear yourself. Then push those keys or move that pen and WRITE and do not worry about it being perfect.

It also REALLY helps if a friend or partner actually forces you to do these things!


About Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Herpreet Kaur Grewal is a newspaper-trained journalist, editor and commentator. She formerly wrote and edited a section for the social policy and politics magazine Regeneration & Renewal. She has worked for The Times of London and her articles have featured in The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Express. She specialises in social deprivation issues, gender, human rights , arts and culture.


One thought on “>How do you deal with writer’s block?

  1. >Wow, you've really got your shit together!What do you suggest to cure job-hunting blocks? It is a terrible disease…Secret Admirer (not the owner of this profile)

    Posted by Vineet | March 2, 2010, 00:02

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