When writer’s block begins to overwhelm, it’s often best to go back to basics, to finding your “why” again, and examine just what might be holding you back. That block might be more helpful to you than you think.
Meta Wagner is passionate about helping people reach their creative potential. She is the author of What’s Your Creative Type?: Harnessing the Power of Your Artistic Personality (Seal/Hachette) and of the Substack newsletter, Page Fright. She is a writing and creativity professor at Emerson College and instructor at Grub Street and has also taught at Boston University and Wheelock College. Meta is the creator of an original model for creativity, the Five Creative Types, and has given talks about it at TEDx, creativity conferences, and corporate events and webinars. She is a contributor to The Boston Globe opinion pages, was a columnist for the online magazine PopMatters, and has had articles published in The Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe Magazine, Wall Street Journal custom content, Salon, Huffington Post, and others. She is a writing coach and writing workshop leader. Meta was previously an award-winning marketing communications executive.