Goodreads asked Tony Arreola:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Tony Arreola Writer's block happens. It is inevitable when writing. But when you need to write you have to write. Put it down on paper, look at it and figure out why it's terrible. Then look at it again, and continue to make improvements. Even if it's terrible, at least you know why. Eventually, like molding vases, you will come to the perfect combination of words.

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