an inability to write; "he had writer's block; the words wouldn't come"
The scourge of every writer: the inability to write when you want or need to. Sometimes this takes the form of simply being unable to put anything on paper; sometimes, you can write, but everything you write seems terrible. Looming deadlines are a wonderful antidote to writer's block.
The inability to write for some period of time. It can take many forms: an inability to come up with any good ideas to start a story, unable to start writing a new work, or extreme dissatisfaction with all efforts to write.