Goodreads asked Barry Ahern:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Barry Ahern There are two things that help me avoid writers block. The first is planning. Before I even start writing I have plotted out what will happen in each chapter and with each character. I have a lot of admiration for writers that can just sit down and write but unfortunately I’m not in that group. I need to know how everything is going to tie together and make sense at the end. The second element that helps is my writing speed… It’s very slow, which means even if I ever did hit a creative barrier, I would hit it very slowly.

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