Goodreads asked Sarah Layden:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Sarah Layden Smack it with a meat mallet. Change the routine. Go for a walk. Work on something else. Read instead of write.

So many things (that aren't actually writing) feel valuable to my writing process; if I'm doing those things, I rarely feel like I'm experiencing writer's block. I'm just processing.

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