The Terror of the Blank Page

Apparently this is a thing.  The terror of the blank page.  Staring at the sheet and feeling you have to fill it with profundity, insight and wit.  Or just enough words to satisfy your deadline.

To be honest, I’ve always had more trouble with the other part.  The closer I get to the end, the harder it is to continue.  But writing is hard, start to finish, and there are so many easy ways to stop that it is amazing any of us ever start.  I’ve been given some pretty good advice over the years regarding all three stages, beginning, middle, and end, and here at the first post seems like a good place to share them.


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