“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” (Charles Bukowski)
It happens to every writer. It’s inevitable. Your prose has turned to mush, you don’t have a creative bone left in your body, and you want to throw in the towel.
Many writers struggle with being afraid, with putting their ideas and with it themselves out there for everyone to see and critique. Fear is a major reason some writers never actually become writers. Or maybe you want everything to be ‘just right’ before you ever put pen to paper or touch a keyboard. You try to get it perfect in your head and never do, so you never begin.
No matter what the cause is that prevents you from continuing or even starting to write, writer’s block can be overcome.
Dreading writing your thesis or PhD defense? This is the course for you!
Robbert van Lanschot, former diplomat, works as a freelance journalist and novelist. He often writes for the NRC newspaper and published books like Breng me naar de Florida and Café Mogadishu.
Take a look at the other workshops offered in this series by Studium Generale and Sports & Culture. You can sign up for any and all according to your own preference.
May 3rd, Writing 101: Intro to writing with Jolien Strous
May 10th, Creative Writing with Molly Quell
May 18th, Comics & Illustrations with Stephan Timmers
June 1st, Writer’s Block with Robbert van Lanschot
June 15th, Journalistic Writing with Jelle de Boer