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Goodreads asked Raven St. Pierre:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Raven St. Pierre Writer's block is an ugly, UGLY thing.....
Typically, the issue is the specific project that I'm focused on and not writing as a whole. So, the first thing I do is set the current project aside and then focus my creative energy elsewhere. That usually gets the juices flowing again! Other times, I am able to pinpoint that plot issues are what's hindering me. In those instances, I either REFER to my outline, TWEAK my outline, or CREATE an outline if I hadn't already done so. In other words, outlines are somewhat of a safety harness for me when I compose a story. They keep me from painting myself in a corner by giving the story direction.

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