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    7 minute read In July I read two articles that really challenged my perceptions of the creative writing business. It was like going from a mind-set that had two or three dimensions in black and white; suddenly realizing there are multiple colors and multiple dimensions and multiple ways to approach my writing career that I hadn’t even begun to explore. As many of you know, I am a technology person from way back. I started programming in the 1970’s using punch cards. I’ve always been comfortable with technology and felt like I could keep up — for the most part.
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    Is Writer’s Block Real? I’ve been writing short stories and articles for nearly 40 years and novels for almost two decades. I’ve never experienced what people call “writer’s block.” However, there were many times when I found that I couldn’t write. Why did that happen? I suggest that there are three possible sources of this affliction. Physical Health and Writer’s Block “the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.” — Dictionary.com In this definition, what does it mean to be “unable to think” or create? To me that speaks to an

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