Chapter 21
Pen Out of Ink?: Beating Writer’s Block
In This Chapter
➤ What is writer’s block?
➤ Exercises from poets who teach
➤ Tips on getting over the fear of writing
➤ More exercises …
➤ Even more exercises …
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That’s a hefty assertion, isn’t it? You can always write something: a letter, an e-mail, a diary entry, a page in your journal, a very bad poem—something that gets pen to paper. Writer’s block isn’t the inability to write, but rather the fear of writing poorly.
I hereby give you permission to write the most wretched verse that poetry has ever seen—poetry that really stinks. Then I give you permission ...

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