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Turning Writer's Block Into Story Gold

In a recent group coaching call with my writing clients, we were talking a lot about our inner saboteurs. Those obnoxious voices in our head that tell us we're not good enough, not deep enough, not clever enough, not creative enough. The ones that question why anyone would want to read anything we have to write in the first place? If you're a writer, or want to be, you know the ones I'm talking about.

These pesky internal saboteurs know right where to hit us, to ensure we stay stuck in the same place. They have a way of getting us to abandon our writing efforts right when we need to connect with our creative self the most. Or, as is often the case, right when we're getting to the truth of something. Right when we've reached a new level of willingness to express it. Boom. Here comes the noise of the inner saboteurs to give us an epic case of writer's block.

This brand of saboteur seems to be working over time at the moment, and it got me thinking that this is a perfect opportunity to show how, with writing, we can turn this lead weight holding us back into creative gold.