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How to Write About Not Wanting to Write

My name is Berin, and I don’t believe that writer’s block actually exists. No other skill or profession has an equivalent. While I’m certain that plumbers sometimes wake up in the morning and don’t want to go work on pipes, they still go to work. Chefs might not feel inspired to create a new dish, but they can still cook. It isn’t as if your knowledge and experience suddenly falls out of your head. To make my point, this post is an exploration of how to write about not wanting to write.

Let me be clear: I want to write. At this moment, I don’t want to write this. There are other projects that I’d rather be working on. Yet I need to put together a blog post, so here I am. When I started, I didn’t have a topic. I thought about how I felt, and decide to write about not wanting to write. Which feeds into the myth of writer’s block, because here I am, with no motivation and nothing to actually say, turning out word count.

And hopefully not just making it interesting, but making an actual point. Writers don’t make excuses for not writing. Writers write.

How to Write About Not Wanting to Write

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About Berin Kinsman

Berin Kinsman is a writer, game designer, and owner/publisher at Dancing Lights Press. An American by accident of birth, he currently lives in Finland with his wife, artist Katie Kinsman.

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