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17th May '16 7:51:09 AM HiddenWindshield
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* [[IrregularWebcomic Writer's]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/374.html block]].
** [[JustForPun At least it's]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/376.html something he can build on]].

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* [[IrregularWebcomic Writer's]] ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' gives us [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/374.html block]].
** [[JustForPun At least it's]]
writer's block]]: a ({{Franchise/LEGO}}) block that belongs to a writer. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/376.html At least]] it's something [[JustForPun he can build on]].
23rd Apr '16 11:39:37 AM falcon2484
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* At the beginning of ''ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'', Larry just can't come up with the right word to complete the first sentence of his new novel. He struggles even harder with it after seeing his book-thieving ex-wife on ''The Oprah Winfrey Show''.
--> "'The night was', 'the night was'! 'The night....' 'The night was dry, yet it was raining.' (scoffs) 'The....the...the streets were wet....but the night....was as bright....as the earrings in Margaret Donner's ears!' My God! I'M GOIN' OUTTA MY MIND!!"
4th Apr '16 11:53:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Spaced}}'' has a version where Daisy stares at a blank piece of paper in the (yes) typewriter and keeps glancing at the clock, apparently seconds apart, yet every time she does an hour has passed.

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* ''{{Spaced}}'' ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' has a version where Daisy stares at a blank piece of paper in the (yes) typewriter and keeps glancing at the clock, apparently seconds apart, yet every time she does an hour has passed.
20th Mar '16 9:33:22 AM Random888
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* In ''{{Film/Julia}}'', Lillian Hellman goes through one while struggling to write ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour''.

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* In ''{{Film/Julia}}'', Lillian Hellman Creator/LillianHellman goes through one while struggling to write ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour''.
9th Mar '16 1:37:41 PM Hossmeister
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* ''BlackBooks'', in the episode in which Bernard and Manny try to write a children's book, plays this one straight.

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* ''BlackBooks'', ''Series/BlackBooks'', in the episode in which Bernard and Manny try to write a children's book, plays this one straight.
5th Jan '16 6:17:01 AM Willbyr
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5th Jan '16 6:16:48 AM Willbyr
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5th Jan '16 4:10:04 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Jan '16 7:24:40 PM Willbyr
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* ''BartonFink'' is essentially an entire movie based on this principle, down to Fink typing the exact same establishing shot and nothing else every time he sits down. Supposedly, Creator/TheCoenBrothers wrote it while they were blocked writing ''MillersCrossing''.
* ''ShakespeareInLove'' plays with this trope. Our first shot of Will sees him busily and confidently scribbling away, and we cut to his paper to see that he's just [[HistoricalInJoke trying out different signatures over and over.]] However, he ''does'' crumple up a sheet of parchment and toss it away moodily - only for it to land next to a very {{Hamlet}}-esque skull.

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* ''BartonFink'' ''Film/BartonFink'' is essentially an entire movie based on this principle, down to Fink typing the exact same establishing shot and nothing else every time he sits down. Supposedly, Creator/TheCoenBrothers wrote it while they were blocked writing ''MillersCrossing''.
''Film/MillersCrossing''.
* ''ShakespeareInLove'' ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' plays with this trope. Our first shot of Will sees him busily and confidently scribbling away, and we cut to his paper to see that he's just [[HistoricalInJoke trying out different signatures over and over.]] However, he ''does'' crumple up a sheet of parchment and toss it away moodily - only for it to land next to a very {{Hamlet}}-esque skull.



* In ''TheWestWing'', speechwriting can be difficult for both Sam Seaborn and Toby Ziegler. The way the latter deals with writer's block gives good comedic fodder, as when he sets sheets of paper on fire and when he gets drunk on Air Force One trying to write a eulogy for a Republican President he loathes. There's also the pink rubber ball.

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* In ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', speechwriting can be difficult for both Sam Seaborn and Toby Ziegler. The way the latter deals with writer's block gives good comedic fodder, as when he sets sheets of paper on fire and when he gets drunk on Air Force One trying to write a eulogy for a Republican President he loathes. There's also the pink rubber ball.



** [[IncrediblyLamePun At least it's]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/376.html something he can build on]].

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** [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun At least it's]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/376.html something he can build on]].
22nd Nov '15 11:09:31 AM nombretomado
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* In ''FoxTrot'', Roger wants to write a novel. There are a few strips where he's struggling to come up with an idea and Andy gets annoyed at how long he's taking, and then he names the trope HerCodeNameWasMarySue (not literally, but he writes the TropeNamer).

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* In ''FoxTrot'', ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Roger wants to write a novel. There are a few strips where he's struggling to come up with an idea and Andy gets annoyed at how long he's taking, and then he names the trope HerCodeNameWasMarySue (not literally, but he writes the TropeNamer).
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