Writing people are people who need people; they’re the luckiest people

If the writing is not going so well, you might  benefit from talking with…people. The process of talking about your predicament in conversation often results in a productive shift. (Those of us in the therapy business are very grateful that things work this way.) It’s not necessary to find a listener who will solve the problem for you, just one who is able to lend a sympathetic and thoughtful ear while you discover your own answers.

If you don’t generally talk with others about writing or ask anyone for help, it may initially feel uncomfortable to do so. I have found that blocked writers are often too isolated and private about their work, and if they begin to take even modest steps to involve other people in their writing process, good things begin to happen.

You can make changes gradually. Stretch yourself just a bit to include someone into your writing life and see how it works. Take a class, look for a writing group online or in the local community. Ask someone who you trust to read some of your work.

And if you believe Barbra, you might get lucky.

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About David Arnot Rasch

Author, psychologist, speaker, workshop leader
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