Defeating writer’s block in the face of deadlines

Eva Amsen 🔬🎶
6 min readJul 7, 2021

Writer’s block on a deadline is one of the most stressful parts of freelance writing for me. I usually know exactly what I’m supposed to be writing about — that’s not the problem. But sometimes I just can’t figure out how to write anymore or where to start. This happened a few weeks ago when I was working on an article for a client, and I had to pull out my entire arsenal of tricks to battle writer’s block so that I could hand it in on time.

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Eva Amsen 🔬🎶

Writer, science communicator, musician. Find more of my writing at Forbes.com, Undark, Nature, Nautilus, The Scientist, Hakai and other places.