Goodreads asked Ireland Gill:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Ireland Gill I've read many articles from writers who believe in writer's block and others who think it is an excuse and that it doesn't really exist. I am one who believes it DOES exist. You can have those "blocks," yes...they are terrible. If I've set time aside to write and I have a block, I use music to help me through it. If that doesn't work, I walk away for a while (plenty to keep me occupied - 3 kids). Most of the time, I'm lucky because I like to wait for something I call the "writer's bolt." I can be anywhere (driving, walking in a grocery store, working at my day job) and I'll get hit with a fabulous idea that is like the eureka moment. Once I'm home, it gets written down. I was just "struck by lightening," so-to-speak. THOSE are the moments that a writer needs to embrace.

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