- PhD research publications, authorship disputes and writing blocks
- Writing practice failure pays unexpected dividend
- “The Words” – a story of a blocked writer telling a story about a plagiarized story.
- “The Life of Pi” is a tale of writing woes, and a hero with a tiger in his tank
- When enthusiastic feedback activates writer’s block
Tag Archives: overcoming writing blocks
In describing their productivity, writers often discuss the presence or lack of a ‘flow’ of words. There is a body of psychological theory and research, initially developed by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, that addresses the concept of flow in a general way, and … Continue reading
During a period in the mid 1950′s, after he had moved to San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg suffered from a year-long writer’s block. He was profoundly unhappy working at an ad agency, and wasn’t writing. Finally, his therapist recommended that he do … Continue reading
Can a shrink, a dog, and a stripper cure a writing block? Yes, if “The Dog Problem” can be believed.
Perhaps inadvisably, I often watch movies about blocked writers as I search for new and effective strategies for helping writers write. The archetype of the blocked writer must be universally compelling because there are literally scads of these movies in circulation. … Continue reading
The movie Under the Tuscan Sun shows us a treatment option for overcoming writer’s block that is both expensive and time-intensive, but evidently quite effective. Especially if you’ve dreamed of 1)living in sunny Tuscany, 2) having an affair with a sexy … Continue reading
When you fall off the writing wagon, you may hear a well-meaning friend, colleague, family member or mentor tell you to “Just Write!” This is a version of the Nike credo, “Just Do It!” People say this when they don’t … Continue reading
I will be offering a workshop entitled, “Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination” in Carmel CA on Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. This workshop is appropriate for writers of all genres and skill levels who seek to improve their … Continue reading
I will be offering a workshop entitled, “Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination” in Carmel CA on Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. This workshop is appropriate for writers of all genres and skill levels who seek to … Continue reading