writer's block

noun
a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.

Origin:
1945–50

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Example sentences
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.
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