Library shelves are stacked with great books by older writers. “I’ve always wanted to write a book but now it’s too late.” Have you heard that—have you said that?Continue reading
When I was looking for excuses for my own writer’s block (a novel experience), I was quick to blame technology problems, and it really can drive you away from the computer. I had had a run of niggly problems that lasted months. I won’t bore you with details, but you’ll probably recognise the syndrome. For […]Continue reading
Hunting for reasons for getting stuck when writing a particular book, I produced two justifications that are thinly disguised ways of saying, “I don’t want to write this book.”
Justifications? Indeed. They are circular regurgitations, not reasons.
I perceived at least three reasons for baulking at the prospect of writing a self-help book. When I wondered why I’d been so slow to get started on my current book (Life is long: my boot camp for the bonus years) I figured that the genre was one reason for getting writer’s block.Continue reading
Privacy issues can paralyse a writer. What to hide, what to reveal? That’s a question every writer must confront or suffer writer’s block.
The question is, why did I spend four years dithering instead of writing a particular book, namely Live Long And Like It.Continue reading