Goodreads asked Mark Saha:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Mark Saha (1) Shut off your smart phone and put it in a drawer. (2) If a library or other quiet place is nearby (not a coffee shop), set a strict schedule of going there to write if only 2 hours a day. Place no other expectations or demands on yourself other than showing up every day. If nothing happens so be it; when the 2 hours are up, the rest of the day is yours. Eventually you will learn that if you write a little in those 2 hours, nothing bad will happen. Once you start writing, you can increase the time from 2 hours to 3 or 4 hours. Don’t write to exhaustion. Always leave a little so you can continue the next day. (3) It can be helpful to join a writing group in which members read their work to each other. This can give you incentive to have something to read at the meetings. Ideally the group should be mostly supportive rather than hard core critical.

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