Writer's BlockIt happens to us all, no matter our profession: those cognitive upsets that result in creative inertia to the detriment of our ambitions, and in some cases, the detriment of the world. Negotiating a free path to the momentum and answers we seek depends upon how far we can back away from the problem itself. Our protagonist cannot see the road forward because of his close proximity to the difficulty at hand. But if he-and we- ease up on the immediacy of our perspective, we stand a better chance of seeing a way around ourselves. Absent that, we are only able to project our own frustrations and muddled thoughts on the obstacles before us.