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The Blank Page

By Shane Joseph, published on Feb 16, 2014

All writers face this terror at one time or the other: the blank page. What to write next when all that must be said has already been written, when the next chapter of revelation lies just out of reach. During these moments, the desire to write is propelled by the need for output, the sign that we have not dried up. The writer’s raison d’être, the imperative to record the results of reflection married to imagination, is forgotten in our temporary panic, and we write for the sake of writing.

Writing that does not inspire reflection in the reader is empty, wasteful, and a contribution... (more)

Tags: writing, writers, Reflection, real, imagination, blank, page, flotsam, potboiler, other

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