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How to overcome writer’s block and procrastination

This article looks interesting: Overcoming Writer’s Block and Procrastination for Attorneys, Law Students, and Law Professors, by David Rasch and Meehan Rasch. David is a psychologist with 20 years of experience helping writers overcome obstacles to productivity; Meehan is an appellate lawyer and a legal-writing instructor. So it should be a good inter-disciplinary article. One of these days, I’m going to read it. (Wait a minute ....)

Mean it, then write it like you mean it.

Over at Bad Language, Clare Dodd has a great post on one of my tenets for persuasive writing. You could call it having the courage of your convictions. I call it not being afraid to write in your own voice. This requires that you believe in your message. Once you have acquired that belief, express it in your own words. Not in boilerplate from someone else’s brief. Don’t parrot someone else’s words. Internalize the message, then express your self.* Anyway, enough of my yacking. Click here to read and learn.


*Intentional space between your and self.