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Section 4.4 Overcoming Obstacles

Over the course of your writing process, you will inevitably run into roadblocks, get stuck, or have moments of panic. These obstacles and feelings are completely normal. Even the most accomplished professional and academic writers experience writer's block, anxiety, and frustration. The key to overcoming these paralyzing feelings is to develop strategies to use when they arise. As you practice these strategies, you will become better at knowing which strategy to use in order to overcome an obstacle most pleasantly and efficiently.

Sometimes the hardest obstacle to overcome is just getting started. If that's where your stuck, you aren't alone! Watch this video to hear University of Puget Sound faculty talk about why getting started is so hard for them.