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Meaning of "writer's block" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRITER'S BLOCK

writer's block  [ˈraɪtəz blɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRITER'S BLOCK

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conjunction
determiner
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Writer's block is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WRITER'S BLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Writer's block

Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer's block has been a documented problem. Professionals who have struggled with the affliction include author F. Scott Fitzgerald and pop culture cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. The research concentrating on this topic abounded in the late 1970s and 1980s. During this time, researchers were influenced by the Process and Post-Process movements, and therefore focused specifically on the writer's processes. The condition was first described in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler.

Definition of writer's block in the English dictionary

The definition of writer's block in the dictionary is an inability to think of ideas, which writers sometimes suffer from.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRITER'S BLOCK


backblock
ˈbækˌblɒk
bloc
blɒk
Bloch
blɒk
block
blɒk
Blok
blɒk
breechblock
ˈbriːtʃˌblɒk
cellblock
ˈsɛlˌblɒk
H-block
ˈeɪtʃˌblɒk
monobloc
ˈmɒnəʊˌblɒk
roadblock
ˈrəʊdˌblɒk
subblock
ˈsʌbˌblɒk
superblock
ˈsuːpəblɒk
swivelblock
ˈswɪvəlˌblɒk
unblock
ʌnˈblɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRITER'S BLOCK

write
write down
write in
write off
write out
write up
write-in
write-off
write-protect
write-protect notch
write-protected
write-up
writer
Writer to the Signet
writer´s cramp
writeress
writerly
writership
writhe
writhen

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRITER'S BLOCK

a chip off the old block
apartment block
atrioventricular block
building block
chip off the old block
chock-a-block
chopping block
cylinder block
engine block
line block
lock
mental block
mounting-block
nerve block
on the block
plummer block
snatch block
starting block
stumbling block
sun block
wood block

Synonyms and antonyms of writer's block in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «writer's block» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRITER'S BLOCK

Find out the translation of writer's block to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of writer's block from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «writer's block» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

作家的块
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bloqueo del escritor
570 millions of speakers

English

writer´s block
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेखक के ब्लॉक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كتلة الكاتب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Вопрос дня
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bloqueio de escritor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেখক এর ব্লক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bloc de l´auteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Blok penulis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schreibblockade
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

作家のブロック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

작가의 블록
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemblokiran penulis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khối nhà văn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுத்தாளர் தொகுதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेखकांचा गट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yazar bloğu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

blocco dello scrittore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Blok pisarski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Питання дня
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

blocajul scriitorului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φραγμό του συγγραφέα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skrywer se blok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skrivkramp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrivesperre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of writer's block

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRITER'S BLOCK»

The term «writer's block» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.250 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about writer's block

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRITER'S BLOCK»

Discover the use of writer's block in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to writer's block and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Solve ...
In Around the Writer’s Block, Rosanne Bane-- a creativity coach and writing teacher for more than 20 years-- uses the most recent breakthroughs in brain science to help us understand, in simple, clear language, where writing resistance ...
Rosanne Bane, 2012
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Outwitting Writer's Block: And Other Problems of the Pen
Filled with exercises designed to jump-start creativity and encouraging tips from fellow writers and instructors, this book is like Drano for clogged creative pipes.
Jenna Glatzer, 2003
3
Writer's Block: Two One Act Plays
Each play is an absurdist take on marital infidelity, one instance set on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the other in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Woody Allen, 2003
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Writer's block
"Writer's Block is an organic whole. Leader makes connections and shows differences among the various sections and the different theories. I found the book to be a rich intellectual experience."--Ben Davis, Wilson Library Bulletin.
Zachary Leader, 1991
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Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through ...
Writers of all levels will find solace, support, and help in this book, leading them to an even deeper connection with their work and more productivity on the page.
Jane Anne Staw, 2005
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Write.: 10 Days to Overcome Writer's Block. Period.
In this revolutionary book, psychologist and novelist Karen E. Peterson presents an easy, effective way to beat writer's block in only ten days.
Karen E. Peterson, 2006
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Writer's Block
When a mediocre college professor inherits a house in a coastal Massachusetts village, he chucks his job to move there and write the Great American Novel.
Julian Padowicz, 2010
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The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, ...
A leading neurologist and specialist in the field of brain research explores the link between the biology of pain and the human drive to communicate as she examines the importance of emotion in writing, the compulsion to write and its ...
Alice W. Flaherty, 2005
9
Writer's Block: Poetry and Food for Thought
Chance Arradondo is studying psychology.
Chance Arradondo, Chance Arradondo, K. Caprice Arradondo, Carlotta Arradondo, K. Caprice Arradondo, 2009
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On writer's block
Rather, argues Victoria Nelson, they should be viewed as a positive element in a writer's or artist's growth, the unconscious mind's signal to readjust the approach to a work in progress.
Victoria Nelson, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRITER'S BLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term writer's block is used in the context of the following news items.
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Showrunners on Writer's Block, Turning Bad Ideas Into Good Ones …
TheWrap and Geek Media Ventures joined forces at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con for a series of panels featuring top writers behind some of Hollywood's ... «TheWrap, Jul 15»
2
Overcoming Writer's Block: Your Work Environment
Distractions affect your productivity and thus make any writer's block worse. Eliminating distractions gives you the opportunity to fight that blockage and get your ... «Business 2 Community, May 15»
3
Video: Writer's Block
For two hours, in a white-walled, cinder-block room, they read works of literature (most ... collective called the Hamtramck Free School, is called “Writer's Block.”. «The New Yorker, Apr 15»
4
Is Writer's Block Real? 6 YA Authors On The Hardest Aspects Of …
It's not easy being a working writer. Although it's undoubtedly awesome to be paid to write all day long (and kind of the dream), sometimes that stream of ... «Bustle, Apr 15»
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Writer's Block: Hanna's historic tome covers Taunton and its people
What is significant about Dr. William F. Hanna's book, “A History of Taunton, Massachusetts,” is that it is, according to Hanna, “the first compressive history of ... «Fall River Herald News, Apr 15»
6
A Curious Case of Writer's Block
I've read your novel “When Nietzsche Wept,” and wonder if you'd be willing to see a fellow writer with a writing block. No doubt Paul sought to pique my interest ... «New York Times, Feb 15»
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Write Your First Draft Like No One Will Read It To Beat Writer's Block
Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you'll never write a line. That's why privacy is so important. You should write ... «Lifehacker, Jan 15»
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Writer's Block features books, a bunny and much more
Now, it's time to crawl into the secret garden that is The Writer's Block, one of the ... The Writer's Block sells new books, stationery imported from all over the world ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan 15»
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A curated selection, cool classes and a rabbit mascot: Welcome to …
A lot is still in process at Downtown's new bookstore, the Writer's Block. But books are on the shelves, the refurbished neon letters that spell out “shop” are alight, ... «Las Vegas Weekly, Dec 14»
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How to cure writer's block
Unfortunately for all the frustrated and desperate authors the world over, no one has a one-size-fits-all cure for writer's block. You can't pop a pill, push a button ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 14»

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