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Goodreads asked Jennifer A. Marsh:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Jennifer A. Marsh Ah, there’s nothing worse than writer’s block to someone in the middle of writing a book. For me, I simply stop writing. There is no sense in forcing it since I know I will just have to go back and delete what I wrote when I was uninspired anyway. I simply focus my attention on other things until I feel that sudden epiphany and continue on, usually it happens when I am trying to fall asleep. Sometimes, if I want to try to make that spark happen a little sooner I just start reading what I have so far from the beginning. And, if I’m lucky, by the time I reach where I got stuck, I will be able to start writing from there without a problem. If not, I simply wait for it. It’s never more than a month or so, thankfully, for me at least. It’s better not to force things. Not having hard deadlines helps.

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