Goodreads asked Patrick Smyth:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Patrick Smyth Don't over-complicate things. Your imagination can conjure up so much complexity that you become overwhelmed thinking about how to write it. Keep it simple and just write it as if you were relating it to a friend at a coffee shop. You will have plenty of opportunity to go back and review, re-write and edit the text to make it better. Just keep writing, no matter how uninspiring the text seems to be.

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