Goodreads asked Alan D. Raguso:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Alan D. Raguso When we try too hard we can sometimes hit a wall. I tend to "stitch" my work together. I keep paper and pen with me almost constantly. Many times a riveting idea will hit me when I'm driving, on my exercise bike or working on sometime totally different than writing. I will write these ideas down and later sit down and write a piece or a potential chapter. I combine partially completed segments together and build a rough chapter. I like to set up a rough outline early on for the future book. I have been working on my second book for what might seem to be a long time.A seasoned professional full time editor reminded me once that when it comes to writing a new book and publishing that new book that "fast does not mean necessarily good". Take your time crafting your work. Your book should be an extension of you the author.

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