writer's block

writer's block
noun
an inability to write
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he had writer's block; the words wouldn't come

Hypernyms: ↑block, ↑mental block

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noun
: a psychological inhibition preventing a person from proceeding with a piece of writing

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a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.
[1945-50]

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writer's block noun
A temporary lack of enthusiasm and imagination that may prevent a writer from working
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Main Entry:write

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writer’s block UK US noun [uncountable]
a problem that writers have when they cannot start or continue with a piece of writing because they have no more ideas
Thesaurus: processes in fictionhyponym

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writer's block,
a psychological inability to write professionally: »

After twenty years of…writer's block, he is back with his fourth novel (Saturday Review).

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the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing

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noun [noncount]
: the problem of not being able to think of something to write about or not being able to finish writing a story, poem, etc.

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ˌwriter's ˈblock 7 [writer's block] noun uncountable
a problem that writers sometimes have when they cannot think of what to write and have no new ideas

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