Writer’s Block vs Talker’s Block

I’m reading The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin, and came to a very interesting passage, (p 165 of the hardback edition). Paraphrasing, he says you hear about writer’s block a lot, but you never hear about talker’s block.

The reason – we never stop talking until we are sure what we are saying is perfect. We just talk “without a lot of concern for whether our inane blather will come back to haunt us.” ┬áIf you think you have writer’s block, “Just Write. Write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.”

I’m going to try to follow his advice, so there will be a lot less month-long gaps between blog posts.

Bruce Kratofil is a market researcher, economist, and writer in Cleveland, OH. He grew up in North Ridgeville Ohio and is an alumnus of North Ridgeville High School and Case Western Reserve University.