Writer’s Block

You hear about writer’s block a lot when a discussion about writing goes on.  It’s become this kind of cliché that author’s suffer from it, and as an author I often felt myself immune to it.  Because when you think about it, writer’s block sounds like some sort of sad excuse to get out of working.  Folks suffering from writer’s block say that ideas aren’t coming to them, or that it’s difficult to sit down and put words to paper– or that inspiration hasn’t struck.  It just sounds like such a small hurdle, even if it isn’t. I mean, in many ways writing seems like the easiest career choice you could ever make.  You literally sit down and make stuff up for a living.  You play, like you did as a child,...