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Not Telling the Truth or Being Insincere Can Stop Your Writing

Many writers suffer from writer’s block, yet few understand its possible causes. Memoir writing certainly has its difficulties which can cause writer’s block. There are a number of reasons that contribute to difficulty in writing. I don’t want to use the term writer’s block because it has been made to answer to too many problems.

In memoir writing, sometimes work stoppage can be the result of dealing with uncomfortable material. Perhaps you haven’t admitted to yourself the importance of your topic or you are not yet telling the truth about it. What are you evading? What is the worst thing that could happen to you if you write this story honestly?

Perhaps you are writing from someone else’s point of view. Writers who uphold someone else’s version of a story rather than their own will find the unconscious balking. If you are blocked, ask yourself if you are writing from your point of view. Sometimes coming to that awareness can be enough to help your writing to flow once again.

Sometimes what people call “writer’s block” is the way your unconscious has of telling you you’re not writing about something important enough. Sometimes the writing flow is waiting for you to come upon a more substantive idea. If you feel blocked, ask yourself if your current topic warrants the time you are putting into it. Sticking to a topic of secondary importance is not conducive to good writing.

Your writer’s block may be boredom or self-awareness that you are skirting the real story of your life. Though persistence has its place, honor your writing: tell the truth–the whole truth, choose to write from your own point of view, commit to important topics.

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