Writer’s block is an expression introduced by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler in 1947.
Certainly all kinds of tips and rules abound for polishing the craft of writing:
• Show, don’t tell.
• Develop your characters.
• Use dialogue.
Yet at some point, most writers get blocked. Then what?
Creativity is the ability to generate original notions or think of different slants. Which techniques can jumpstart new ideas?
Barbara Diane Barry suggests artistic expression as a solution in her new book Painting Your Way Out of a Corner: The Art of Getting Unstuck.
She established a program called Art for Self-Discovery in New York City, and offers ways to get the creative juices flowing again for anyone—writer or not.