- 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
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Click this link to go to register for my upcoming class“Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination” (EGL 96, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:45 pm) offered through Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:45 pm 5 weeks, September 24 – October 22 1 unit(s), $260 … Continue reading
As the Earth revolves in another cosmic cartwheel around the sun, writers on all seven continents are pondering their prospects. Many of you have already have made solemn New Year’s resolutions to finish your novel, submit an article, enter a … Continue reading
The obscure Greek philosopher Heraclitus never said ”You can’t step in the same writing block twice,” but if he had, I would be in complete agreement with him. In my twenty years of assisting authors with writing productivity problems, the … Continue reading
As a demonically possessed, binge-writing, axe-wielding Jack Nicholson wrote repeatedly in The Shining, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” The last thing a writer wants to be is dull. Does a writer become dull if he or she … Continue reading
Henry Miller’s commandments for his work schedule are listed in the edited book, Henry Miller on Writing,( pg 161). God’s more famous list of commandments were intended for all of Moses’ flock to obey, but Miller’s apply to him alone. They … Continue reading
I’ve read quite a bit of the writer’s block advice offered by successful writers. ”What better source could there be for this information?” you might ask. After all, they’ve achieved something notable in the field, and if they have suffered … Continue reading
Do you sometimes find yourself saying this: “I really want to write but I just don’t have the time?” I do, but how can I be sure there actually is ”no time”? There is at least time enough for me … Continue reading
Here’s what Norman Mailer says in his book about writing, The Spooky Art: “The rule is that if you say you are going to write tomorrow, then it doesn’t matter how badly you’re hungover or how promising is a sudden … Continue reading
Decisions, decisions, decisions….when will it all end? Never, as far as I can tell. We are decision making machines who have to constantly choose between multiple competing priorities, as well as maintain our energy levels with food, sleep and RockStar … Continue reading