The present study have reviewed current trends concerning research on writing pauses, and identified three perspectives concerning writing pauses. In short, the deficient perspective views pauses as difficulties and failures writers experience while writing. On the other hand, the constructive perspective views pauses as the active construction of meaning. Finally, the neutral perspective focuses on informational values of pauses, including observations based on the previous two perspectives. In addition, the present study offer three important research issues will be evaluated. First, we need to study how we can diagnose the causes of writing pauses. As we saw in the deficient perspective, sometimes writing pauses indicate a condition of psychological and cognitive overload experienced by a writer. Accordingly, we need to consider how to quickly diagnose causes for subsequent action. Second, we need to study how we can promote the resilience of writers. As we saw in the constructive perspective, sometimes writing pauses indicate a writer`s active process in constructing meaning. Accordingly, we need to study ways to promote construction of meaning during the writing process. Third, we need to study a variety of occurrences of writing pauses according to writer characteristics. As we saw in the neutral perspective, we can obtain much information of a writer`s thought processes from research on writing pauses. The present study has reviewed prior studies in order to better grasp what we know about this important phenomenon in writing behavior. Obviously continued research is needed to develop our understanding about writing pauses.