Ten helpful tips, directed at fiction writers but applicable to other areas are here. Mild spoiler alert: I was disappointed to discover that the tenth type of writers block was not "You are reading too much," which seems to me to be a common problem for people who are nominally writers. At the risk of self-delusion, I might suggest that the quality of this blog has improved since I vastly cut down the amount of reading that I do.*

Mike Munger--my favorite source for writing advice--addresses this point rather succinctly: "Don't read. Write."


* This probably doesn't mean what it seems to, since I am still a voracious reader. To be more direct, I have modified the way in which I read. It will take more practice and thought before I am ready to address this in a post, though.