Goodreads asked L. Joseph Shosty:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

L. Joseph Shosty I don't get writer's block. I've been keeping a story database for nearly twenty years. It contains over three thousand ideas, and so I never have a shortage of lies to tell people. I also don't work on one project at a time. I typically have anywhere from the three to ten shorts or novels going at once. If a scene doesn't flow, I'll work on something else, and come back later. Shifting creative gears frees my mind to dwell elsewhere. Most writers will agree that they're usually deluged with ideas for new projects while they're caught up writing the current one. It can be frustrating because you get impatient to start these new projects. I use this to my advantage. A solution to the scene I'm having trouble with usually comes to me while I'm working something else. It speeds up productivity and makes my writing time (of which I have very little) more efficient.

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