Behavior: Beating Writer's Block

How to confront the typewriter fearlessly 9:03 a.m.

As every schoolboy knows, writer's block is an affliction every bit as debilitating as ... (Well, as what? Maybe a cup of coffee will help.)

Writer's block is a condition that . . .

(Retrieve paper airplanes, empty wastebasket, reread Playboy centerfold. Remember the writer who set fire to his apartment to avoid meeting a deadline?)

9:25 a.m. (Try to beat the block by leading off with other people's quotes.) "Blocks are simply forms of egotism," said Lawrence Durrell . . .

10:32 a.m. (Maybe this...

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