Overcoming writer’s block and releasing creativity - between courage and fear

Sif Svejgaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project, I study writer’s block and how to release creativity. The focus is on fear as a cause of writer’s block and courage as the remedy. I use psychological theory to define the concepts of fear and courage, and I analyze a practical writing book. The approach in this study is based on the creative writing tradition as well as the academic. This means that I use creative writing in the project, and I challenge my own courage by stepping outside the regular routine of writing an academic rapport. The study finds that fear is natural in a writing process and that it takes some type of courage to present one’s voice. It also finds that texts that writers fear to write include something of importance, and that is part of why a writer fears to express it. I suggest that, to overcome fear and enable courage, a personal writing coach can be beneficial.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato23 maj 2016


  • Fear
  • Writers Block
  • May
  • Courage
  • Writing coach
  • Block
  • Goldberg
  • Writer
  • Creativity
  • Coach