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How to Use Cognitive Science to Crush Writer's Block

By darinlhammond, published on Jan 30, 2013

Redefining writer's block

If you are a blocked writer, you may be comforted, or tormented, by Ralph Ellison's story. His block scorched an enchanted literary career, a conflagration created in the fuel of his famous 1950 novel Invisible Man. The book elevated Ellison to the heights of the literary elite and the Civil Rights Movement, and his compulsion to surpass his previous success with a new novel crushed him, his death in 1994 the final defeat. Ellison wrote only one novel despite more than forty years of effort. The New York Times notes that:

"His predicament was worsened by... (more)

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