Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Writer's Block - A Serious Illness

I found this embedded video on mb's blog. It's an episode of Steve Patterson's That's Not Debatable. Steve is the host of The Debaters on CBC Radio. You can see more episodes of TND as well as other hilarious clips on You Tube.

I have long argued that there is no such thing as Writer's Block, that I don't believe in it and that perhaps it's just a convenient excuse writer's use so we don't look like lazy asses.

But I just love the way that Patterson sums up his view of Writer's Block perfectly in just over one minute.


lime said...

now we just need a drug ad for writer's "laxative." oh, and don't forget the disclaimer at the end for all the terrible side effects that could result.

do not use if you are already writing, have written or hope to write in the future. may cause excessive logorhea. chapters lasting longer than 40 pages should be immediately seen by an editor. may cause brainal leakage and grammatical distress.

Anonymous said...

Awesome post Mark!