How Does One Tackle Chronic Writer’s Block?

By Maryann Yin Comment

How does one tackle chronic writer’s block?

For Sting, it means writing songs that feature the stories of other people. In a presentation delivered at the TED 2014 conference, the Grammy Award-winning musician talks about the inspiration he found in the shipyard workers he knew from his youth.

We’ve embedded the full talk in the video above. For more on storytelling, check out the “How to Tell a Story” playlist curated by the TED team. What are your tips for battling writer’s block?