Blog Tour Torrid Literature Interview

How do you deal with writer’s block? What is your advice on how to overcome it?

Writer’s block usually comes when there’s pressure to write about a certain topic or a deadline is fast approaching. For me, I tend to get inspiration driving around and attending concerts and musicals so I try to listen to music to help get the words flowing. My advice would be to learn where you get inspiration from and to not force work just because you’re running out of time. Allow yourself some peace as you allow inspiration in from the art around you and the words will come to you.


Can you tell us about your challenges in getting this book completed and published?

This collection seemed to have a lot more moving parts than the first collection, so it was difficult to keep everything organized the way I wanted. The most challenging thing for me when writing any collection is writing the new, exclusive poems for that particular collection. For me, it’s a challenge to force myself to write about a particular topic on demand. I also need to write about this topic in a different perspective from all the other poems in my collection to avoid redundancy.


Read the full interview here on Torrid Literature 


  1. Writing is so much easier when you are retired and there is no pressure on time, or on relying for an income. Nice to have the feeling I can write just write for relaxation. I do wish you well in all your work and hope that you will continue to be successful 🙂 🙂


  2. I’m experiencing writer’s block right now in songwriting. And it gets worse when frustration builds because of it. I’ve just got to learn to step back, take a deep breath, and let the inspiration come, no matter how long it may take.


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