I’m not sure this photo is worth a 1,000 words, but I’d say at least 800…and right now I’ll take all the words I can get.

I’m suffering from serious writer’s block these days, but not the “oh hell, what am I going to write, what am I going to write, WHAT AM I GOING TO WRITE???” kind of block. It’s the other kind: the inability to carve out large blocks of time to write.

So in the meantime, you get the photo.

And I’m going to work on the 1,000 words as soon as I can!


  1. 15 minutes. That’s all you need. A topic, and a stopwatch. I learned this last fall through a terrific class with Adair Lara (author of “Naked, Drunk, and Writing” which I HIGHLY recommend – http://www.amazon.com/Naked-Drunk-Writing-Adair-Lara/dp/0578012456). You’ll get fresher, more inventive copy because you know you’ve only got to write for a short time, and your expectations are necessarily low.

    Then you put it aside and come back a few days later and voila, 10 minutes of editing and you’ve got a blog post. It’s very freeing – you’re not going to write the Great American Novel in 15 minutes, but you can at least keep the keyboard clicking.

    Good luck!

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