Writer’s block can be a terrible affliction and anyone who has committed to some heavy writing will have suffered this crippling issue at one point or other. Even if you haven’t yet developed symptoms it pays to add some techniques to your arsenal that should prevent the affects later.
Writer’s block is the common symptom of not being able to commit words to paper, or in our more technological age, words to white screen. Like an illness, writer’s block can be cured with the necessary action but it is a situation that can be difficult to overcome.
Wikipedia notes this condition as:
“… primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years.”
A common issue in part related to the trouble of Writer’s block is Blank Page Syndrome.
“It can happen to a writer at any point in time, irrespective of their career success. This syndrome can be very irksome to authors and often leads to a long span of time where they cannot come up with anything new.”