Goodreads asked Mary Brock Jones:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Mary Brock Jones Right now, not very well. The words are being dragged kicking and screaming from my head. For me, the easiest way to kick start a writing blitz is to go to a cafe, put my headphones in and listen to music, then start writing, pen on paper. For some reason, that just starts the words going best for me.

Everyone has their own trick. Find a kick start mechanism that works for for you, but don't stop trying to write in the meantime. Sit in that chair, put fingers to keyboards or pen to paper, and add the words, one at a time. It's that simple, and that hard, as so many writers before me have said, although I think it was Neil Gaiman who came up with this wonderfully succinct version of it. Put down words, and hopefully one day they will come together. And remember, a first draft is only for you, so make mistakes, go down blind corners, write the most awful of sentences. It doesn't matter; just get that story out.

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