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Writer’s Block vs. Reader’s Block

July 16, 2017

Last week, I mentioned reader’s block to some colleagues. When they looked at me puzzled, I remembered, oh yeah, not everybody knows what reader’s block is.

Dysfunctional Literacy

The author completely lost his train of thought as soon as he put his manuscript on the writer's block. (image via wikimedia) The author completely lost his train of thought as soon as he put his manuscript on the writer’s block. (image via wikimedia)

Most people don’t understand how frustrating reader’s block and writer’s block can be.  When I have reader’s block, I can waste an entire day wandering down aisles of book stores looking for something interesting to read. When I have writer’s block, I just stare like I’ve witnessed something traumatic.

A co-worker of mine doesn’t even believe that reader’s block exists.  He thinks it’s something that I made up.  In this day and age, I can’t believe I work with a reader’s block denier, but that’s the world we live in.  After he loudly proclaimed that reader’s block was all in my head (which kind of proved my point), he admitted that he doesn’t read books.  Typical denier, I thought.  Maybe it was my fault for trying to explain reader’s…

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  1. Thanks for sharing!

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