Writer’s block: An infographic

Ian Lurie Aug 31 2011

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.

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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. Charles Schultz: “Only amateurs get writer’s block. Professionals can’t afford it.”

  4. Ian, what software did you use to create the Infographic?

    • Ian Lurie


      OmniGraffle for OS X. Great program.

  5. 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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