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My Theory on Writers Block

Words hide inside us and need to be released.

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My theory on writer’s block is that the subconscious mind wants to write something different than what your conscious mind does. The two conflict and a stalemate results — and we call that writer’s block.

Our subconscious is a deep place with lots of mystery. It is a place of emotions more than specific thoughts, and…

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James Jordan

James Jordan

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.