Writer’s Block: Clear Your Garbled Mind and Push On

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“Keep typing until it turns into writing.” – David Carr (RIP), New York Times When I think of writer’s block, I mostly envision some great mid-20th century literary figure chain smoking Lucky Strikes, drinking shots of cheap bourbon and staring blankly at a Royal manual typewriter. But it’s an equal opportunity affliction that on occasion can strike anyone, from veteran communications professionals to engineers, to people writing a note on their Christmas cards. (Lawyers seem to be immune.) Fortunately or not, I learned to write as a reporter working for a morning daily newspaper. There was no such thing as … Read More

Blog on Writer’s Block Progressing Slowly, But in the Meantime …

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After a two-year hiatus, I’ve decided to start posting the #RogerThat blog again on a regular basis. Sort of. I’m actually going to link to another blog to buy time while I continue working on a piece about overcoming writer’s block. I’ve been working on it now for 18 months, and I just can’t get past the first two paragraphs, which I have rewritten 37 times. So stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s a blog from my new friend Joe Diorio, a former journalist and PR pro who is now a “semiretired” writer and editor in Nashville. Thanks, Joe. http://conta.cc/2yKYJml