Article | Washington Post: Laura Giovanelli’s “On being a writing teacher struggling with writer’s block”

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Professor Laura Giovanelli’s article “On being a writing teacher struggling with writer’s block”  should bring comfort to many aspiring writers.  Writer’s block is the bane of a writer’s existence.  It’s like an impenetrable roadblock that cuts the writer off from the dream of arriving to conclusion of a story…or even beginning the journey.

It’s a long read, but a worthy one. Below is an excerpt:

It’s hard for me to even admit that I have writer’s block or anxiety about writing, but here I go. I consider the people—generous, kind people, people much smarter than me, including from my own university—who have given me money to research and write this book. I recall the very good writers who haven’t gotten anywhere on this journey. To write does not guarantee to publish. This project…

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