Writer’s block is fear.

Writer’s block is a story. One you’re telling yourself because there’s something you’re getting out of it.

For The Writing Cooperative, I put out a post on five strategies poets can use to recover from writer’s block.

The guide to getting unblocked covers five strategies that help you change the way you approach your writing, so you can move through the resistance.

In the short term, the best way I’ve found to overcome writing blocks is to trick yourself. Sometimes it’s starting something new, going back to something old, or taking a break (even switching mediums). In the long term, it’s a mindset game….but these tips will help.