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writer's block

a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.
Origin of writer's block
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for writer's block
  • Perhaps he did: he often complained of the artistic malady known as writer's block.
  • It is merely teaching participants how to overcome their writer's block.
  • He sat in dark rooms with writer's block, depressed and self-pitying.
  • If ever he suffered a moment from that form of exquisite self-indulgence called writer's block, there is no record of it.
  • One thing he did not have to overcome was writer's block.
  • He was depressive, he had writer's block, and he drank too much.
  • Bearing witness to millions of terrorized voices does not indulge writer's block, nor allow for vacations.
  • He's never known writer's block and always seemed utterly at ease in his celebrity.
  • Mario is a henpecked husband and author suffering from writer's block.
  • writer's block is a mysterious problem every writer must come to terms with on his own.

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