Thanks J Lenni (@, for bringing this meme to my attention.
It’s an interesting variation on the “There is no such thing as writer’s block” theory wrapped up in a neat little circular argument:
You become a “real” writer when you agree there is no such thing as writer’s block. If you get writer’s block, you’re not a (real) writer. Since no real writer can get writer’s block, writer’s block cannot exist.
I’m left wondering how many real writers simply “poofed” out of existence when they realized they were blocked.
From my perspective, procrastination is one of many forms of writer’s resistance; writer’s block is another. So since procrastination exists, writer’s block must exist.
Mine is also a circular argument, but my perspective has the advantage of being useful to writers instead of making them feel even worse and less able to write.
You are in a far better position to solve a problem when you recognize it exists, which is why “Recognize Resistance” is the first in the 4 Step Method of Resolving Resistance (see AWB chapter 9).