A couple of days ago, I wrote about my recent struggles with writing. As I indicated at the end of that post, I’ve decided to turn this experience into an occassion for scholarship, something we’ve started calling “the silence project.” To start with, I’ve found a few others wiling to talk about their experiences with severe writing difficulties and I’m organizing a panel for next year’s Conference on College Composition and Communication. Some where along the line, I need to see if I can work into my work this 1974 article, published in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis: “The Unsuccessful Self-Treatment of a Case of ‘Writer’s Block’” (.pdf). It’s short and well worth the few minutes it’ll take you to read it.1

I’d like to thank Tim Laquintano (@tim_laq) who tweeted the link.

  1. It’s a good thing that I can now laugh at all this, yes? []