How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 87


Obviously, I only present those tips I find especially exemplary, and I guess that’s been a long time! But I lately discovered Ira Glass’s extraordinary vimeo called The Gap. This is the gap between Good Taste (which you probably have if you are a lifelong voracious reader of good stuff) and your Ambition for your own writing. I am very often able to predict those beginners who will have success. How? They think their work is awful! (Read: they have good taste and are experiencing a huge GAP.) If a beginner thinks her work is excellent, refusing to change a word–to me that’s usually a bad sign…

Ira Glass tells us how to close that gap.

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