Writer's block: An infographic

Ian Lurie

I have horrific writer’s block right now. I’m tired, burned out on writing and generally verbally fried. Alan Bleiweiss gave me an amazing idea:

Alan Bleiweiss tweet

So, thanks to Alan, here it is. All my limited artistic talent focused like a blurry laser beam in a snowstorm on my current nemesis: Writer’s block.

writers block - an infographic

I don’t know. I just don’t know.

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at www.ianlurie.com

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  1. I thought that I would enter some helpful comments on the 4 top ‘writers block’ queries:
    – writer’s block help: you don’t need help – you just queried the internet so use that.
    – writer’s block eminem: he doesn’t have it – you do.
    – writer’s block wine: drink more.
    – writer’s block lyrics: stop thinking you’re a poet or musician and get a real job.

  2. Personally, I think the more you focus on it, the more entrenched it can become.
    Try doing something utterly different maybe. Stop worrying about it for a while and see if you get a fresh perspective.

  3. Very clever … while I’m not currently suffering writer’s block, I’ve certainly been there. I had to chuckle at the “writer’s block wine” because I have this really funny photo I’ve been wanting to use that’s this woman holding up a sign that says “drink more wine.” My sentiments exactly! Thanks for the inspiration!

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