Goodreads asked Rosemarie Ostler:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Rosemarie Ostler I think I have writer's reluctance more than writer's block -- it mostly hits me when I'm starting a first draft. Suddenly, checking my Twitter account, email, etc. seems like much more fun than facing that blank page. I get going by setting myself a specific task, such as just writing an outline or just writing the opening paragraph. Once I get started, I'm usually good to go for a while.

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