Sunday, February 22, 2015

“Draft” from The New York Times, Part 3: Blocked

I have written about writer's block many times over my 10 years of blogging here, and I do so again because it plagues even writers of exceptional quality. I see this problem firsthand in my travels throughout business and government offices around the world.

Bill Hayes cleverly writes about this issue in "On Not Writing" in The New York Times series Draft. Through his Principles of Specificity, Overload, and Rest, Hayes explains why writer's block might be inevitable and recommends practical antidotes, such as rather than work through the pain of writer's block walking away from the work for a healthy spell.