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Don’t Call It Writer’s Block

It’s rare to hear writers—especially more established ones—claim that term in public.

Well, I guess I give up!

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The Step Back

J.T. Bushnell is the author of the novel The Step Back. His essays about writing appear in Poets & Writers, The Writers Chronicle, The Writer, The Science of Story from Bloomsbury Press, and Fiction Writers Review, where he's a contributing editor. He teaches at Oregon State University in Corvallis and lives in Eugene with his wife and two daughters. To see what he’s reading, follow him on Twitter: @JTBushnell1.