• Psychology
  • Published 2016

Heaven's Sense: a novel / At hand-grips with ruin: the psychology of writer's block

@inproceedings{Macleod2016HeavensSA,
  title={Heaven's Sense: a novel / At hand-grips with ruin: the psychology of writer's block},
  author={Kenneth Macleod},
  year={2016}
}
There is a significant attitude of scepticism when it comes to belief in the existence of writer's block as a valid psychological phenomenon, alongside what might be described as the "Tortured Artist Personality". It is contended here that both writer's block and the "Tortured Artist Personality" do exist in a minority of professional and aspiring fiction writers, and furthermore that these phenomena are forms of personality behaviour that have already been well-catalogued by the academic… CONTINUE READING