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3rd Sep '16 11:32:34 AM Jeduthun
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Almost always a form of SelfReferentialHumor. See also WritersBlock.

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Almost always a form of SelfReferentialHumor. See also WritersBlock. SisterTrope to WritersBlockMontage.
30th Jul '16 5:43:03 PM nombretomado
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* DaveBarry does this every so often.

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry does this every so often.
26th Jul '16 6:05:07 AM johnnye
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* ''Music/{{Chicago}}'''s "25 or 6 to 4";
-->''"Waiting for the break of day\\
Searching for something to say..."''
12th Jul '16 1:15:15 AM PaulA
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* ''{{Adaptation}}'' is this in movie-form -- it's a film telling the story of adapting a book into the screenplay of what eventually becomes the film you're watching.

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* ''{{Adaptation}}'' ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'' is this in movie-form -- it's a film telling the story of adapting a book into the screenplay of what eventually becomes the film you're watching.
14th May '16 11:21:53 PM LinTaylor
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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': "This is my fourth sentence. This is my fifth sentence. This is my second paragraph..." Jason calls his essay "a running first-person account of the process of writing a nine-hundred-word essay."

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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': One series of strips has Jason writing "a running first-person account of the process of writing a nine-hundred-word essay" for school, as part of a bet with his friend Marcus to see who can write the longer essay. Jason wins the bet, but his essay gets a poor grade because it's literally nothing but "This is my fourth sentence. This is my fifth sentence. This is my second paragraph..." Jason calls his essay "a running first-person account of the process of writing a nine-hundred-word essay."
26th Jan '16 1:32:25 PM DaibhidC
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*A semi-recurring theme in the contemporary arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' is that Arthur hates "can't-think-of-a-joke jokes", but not as much as he hates failing to update his webcomic. Likewise in the space arc, Tristram thinks writing a song about being unable to write a song is "only funny once".

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22nd Jan '16 4:15:54 PM nombretomado
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StephenFry mentions in the book collection of his articles that every humor writer is allowed one and only one of these.

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StephenFry Creator/StephenFry mentions in the book collection of his articles that every humor writer is allowed one and only one of these.
24th Dec '15 5:35:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* BenFolds' "One Down" is about the fact he's contractually obliged to write 3.6 more songs and he feels conflicted about "turning in a bunch of shit."

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* BenFolds' Music/BenFolds' "One Down" is about the fact he's contractually obliged to write 3.6 more songs and he feels conflicted about "turning in a bunch of shit."



* [[NoDoubt Gwen Stefani]]'s hit "What You Waiting For?" is about Gwen's writer's block during the making of her debut solo abum, ''Love Angel Music Baby'', and addressed to herself.

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* [[NoDoubt [[Music/NoDoubt Gwen Stefani]]'s hit "What You Waiting For?" is about Gwen's writer's block during the making of her debut solo abum, ''Love Angel Music Baby'', and addressed to herself.
2nd Sep '15 1:14:03 AM Aquila89
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* Creator/UmbertoEco had a column in the Italian news magazine ''L'espresso'' and he once wrote an article about how he can't think of anything to write about, but the space needs to be filled, so he's now writing this article about how he can't think of anything.
16th Sep '14 6:37:34 PM Schroeder
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* [[NoDoubt Gwen Stefani]]'s hit "What You Waiting For?" is about Gwen's writer's block during the making of her debut solo abum, ''Love Angel Music Baby'', and addressed to herself.
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