Posted on December 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The reasons may vary from author to author — or from day to day — but most writers will at some point struggle to put their ideas down, and not for lack of inspiration.

Among those myriad reasons for the struggle: our families … and ourselves.

Two recent blog posts we encountered have useful advice on writing in spite of the barriers that these people can pose.

Author Tessa Barbosa has both a day job and two children, so you probably ought to trust her advice on finding time to write when life is busy, which is up at Writer Unboxed.

But even when life isn’t busy, writing can feel difficult; in that case, the culprit may be your fear of failure.

Book coach Heather Campbell explains how writers can overcome perfectionism in a guest post for Jane Friedman.

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