Is there really such a thing? Or is it an excuse that we have created to get out of doing something we don’t want to do? I can remember hearing countless times from students who had not done the essay I had assigned, claiming to have the affliction. As a writer myself, I could understand my students' frustrations (although I didn't always believe that was truly the issue.)
I know I wasn’t the first—nor would I be the last to “suffer” from this debilitating “disease,” right? Surely everyone who has had to sit down and write something has felt this at one point. I decided to make it my mission to find out. And while I identified with my students, I wanted to teach them how to get past themselves - their worst critics, to still be able to create. So, what is Writer’s Block, does it really exist, and how do we get past it?