Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for
Perhaps he did: he often complained of the artistic malady known as
It is merely teaching participants how to overcome their
He sat in dark rooms with
, depressed and self-pitying.
If ever he suffered a moment from that form of exquisite self-indulgence called
, there is no record of it.
One thing he did not have to overcome was
He was depressive, he had
, and he drank too much.
Bearing witness to millions of terrorized voices does not indulge
, nor allow for vacations.
He's never known
and always seemed utterly at ease in his celebrity.
Mario is a henpecked husband and author suffering from
is a mysterious problem every writer must come to terms with on his own.
Discover our greatest slideshows
9 Words to Help You Navigate the...
7 Chinese Loanwords to Expand Your...
Poodle, Basset & Beagle: 10 Dog...
A Look at 8 Expressions with Heart
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
Nearby words for writer's block
write home about
write one's own ticket
write someone a blank check
write the book
writing on the wall
wrong end of the stick, the