How do I deal with “writer’s block” when writing my book?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Publisher James Frey discusses how to deal with ‘writer’s block’ when writing a book.

    Host: How do I deal with writer's block when writing my book?

    James Frey: Many well known authors have talked about having momentary writer's blocks where they just can't seem to get going on their book. I would encourage you to remember a couple of things. One, just start writing. It doesn't have to be perfect. You can always go back and edit, delete, add material, add more thoughts once you have got something on paper. Probably, the most effective way to deal with writer's block is to recall in your mind why you started this project. Why did you really want to write this book? Also, try to remember for whom you are doing it. Is it for you personally? Is it for a group of friends and family or is it an attempt to get your work exposed to the literary marketplace? The most important thing to remember when you are dealing with a frustration of just trying to get going on a day is to imagine how good you will feel when your book is all done.