Don’t stare – start writing instead

Don’t stare

by Elizabeth Bekes
Cuenca, Ecuador
Book review on The PhD Writing Handbook by Desmond Thomas
Palgrave September 2016
The opening scene of Sally Potter’s movie, The Tango Lesson is imprinted in my mind as the best depiction of the dreaded “writer’s block”. Potter sits down to write and stares at the deadly white page.
The white page stares back at her.

She writes the first syllable with such force that the tip of her pencil breaks. She sharpens the pencil and sits back to write. She can’t focus: the table in the . . .

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