Meaning of writer's block in English:

writer's block

Pronunciation /ˌrʌɪtəz ˈblɒk/


  • The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.

    ‘the novelist recovered from a two-year bout with writer's block’
    • ‘I've been trying for some time to help Suzy overcome a bad case of writer's block, partly by encouraging her to blog.’
    • ‘Some call it writer's block, others, cruelly, call it a lack of creativity.’
    • ‘From his output, you wouldn't think Stephen King suffered from writer's block.’
    • ‘Father had had writer's block since writing his last novel, Jacob Wrestling.’
    • ‘Sorry that this chapter took so long, but I was having serious writer's block.’