Goodreads asked Chuck Barrett:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Chuck Barrett Writer's block or the rather the lack of ideas hasn't been a problem, I have plenty of ideas. What I consider a problem sometimes is when the words and sentences don't flow like I want them to. The words feel stilted and rough. When that happens I will stop writing, pick up one of the many books I have piled up, and read. Reading is like giving my writing mind a vacation. Reading will help any writer: not only to overcome writer's block but also to improve their writing. Reading is fundamental to good writing skills.

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