Goodreads asked Christopher Barzak:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Christopher Barzak I tend to not believe in writer's block as a real psychological block, so much as a period in the process of writing where a writer isn't necessarily blocked so much as figuring out how to go forward on a story or novel. So it's a place where I'm figuring things out. I go easy on myself in these periods, because feeling guilty only makes me spin my wheels and make the rut harder to climb out of. Waiting and letting myself continue to imagine the story freely, without demanding I be necessarily at the keyboard to do this, can help get me out of most ruts.

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