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THE SEVEN DWARVES OF WRITERS’ BLOCK

Be on the lookout for seven sneaks aiming to undermine your writing outlook, warns Hazel Prior

Did you know that the Writers’ Block has seven storeys and is inhabited by dwarves? Not the helpful sort that are kind to princesses, but a much nastier gang. They may look harmless but they’re not. They pop up in all our lives but they are particularly disruptive to anyone who wants to write. They sneak into our studies, mess with our heads and interfere with our creativity whenever possible. Together they can bar the pathway to success.

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Make this the month you make your dreams real and start becoming a writer in the Get Serious issue, with advice on: • How a change of attitude will help you, and the wider world, take your writing seriously • How to stay motivated past the difficult mid-novel slump • Money matters: Are you charging enough for your freelance writing? PLUS How to make sense of your royalty statements Cover star Jake Arnott tells us about finding the stories and characters that society overlooks and we explore the style and technique of forensic crime superstar Patricia Cornwell Get your work out there with opportunities to get published and competitions with more than £60,000 total prize money in 20 packed pages of Writers' News. All this plus our definitive guide to writing festivals, courses and other events for 2017