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Tom Shroder In my first newspaper job, the news editor had a slogan printed in huge WWIII headline type and taped it above his desk. It was exactly three words…moreIn my first newspaper job, the news editor had a slogan printed in huge WWIII headline type and taped it above his desk. It was exactly three words long, and it has stayed in my mind ever since as the single best antidote to writer's block. It said: "DON'T WRITE, TYPE."
So whenever I get stuck, I remind myself that nothing matters but putting words on the screen, one followed by another. You can always come back to improve it -- that's the fun part -- but you need SOMETHING to work on. And sometimes you surprise yourself, and just by typing, you come up with something unexpectedly worthwhile.(less)
Tom Shroder It's not the writing for sure. To borrow a phrase, it's the "having written." There is nothing to match the feeling of accomplishment you get when you…moreIt's not the writing for sure. To borrow a phrase, it's the "having written." There is nothing to match the feeling of accomplishment you get when you manage express an idea or a feeling or tell a story in a way that matches the inexpressible internal sensation you were trying to express to begin with.(less)
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