Q: How do you deal with writer’s block?

A: I've been getting this question a lot lately and feel I'd elaborate a bit. First and foremost, I don’t believe in it! Writing is a job. When I was teaching there were many days I didn’t particularly feel like showing up at school and teaching 100+ teenagers, but it was my job and I did it (and did it well) whether I felt like it that day or not. That’s what writing is, too. Some days it’s a pleasure to be an author. Some days it’s hard as hell. Actually, most days it’s hard as hell. But I write whether it’s a breeze or whether it’s sloughing through mud, and so will you if you’re a real author. Best of luck to you, and for more answers to writing questions, please check out the FAQs page.

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