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What is Writer's Block?

Writer’s block has often been defined as a non-fluent writing process where a person often gets stuck and loses their ability to write what they feel is good, or effective (Lebel, n.d.). The writer can also feel uncomfortable in their position as a writer and struggle to finish their assignment (Huston, 1998; Boice, 1993).

Writer’s block is not a new phenomenon and it affects people at all levels of experience; it can also occur at any time during the writing process. For example, when struggling to begin an assignment, Huston (1998) referred to writer’s block as “white page terror” (p. 92).