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Goodreads asked Arpita Bhawal:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Arpita Bhawal Firstly, I don't believe there is anything called a "writer's block". Downright laziness is more like it. It is possible that a writer runs out of words and ideas, smart metaphors and the likes, every once in a while, but that is not the "block". Only when a writer refuses to experiment or use a different approach to come up with her own answers to the particular writing problem, is when she's deliberately creating that "writer's block". I just keep writing or working on something else - to keep the practice and discipline alive. If I get stuck in a short story, I write poetry. If I hate my novel's outline, I just read a book to inspire me. The point is, one has to keep at the craft like bees keep to honey.

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