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* [[https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Writer%27s_block Uncyclopedia's article on writer's block]].

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* [[https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Writer%27s_block Uncyclopedia's article * [[Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} Uncyclopedia]]'s [[https://uncyclopedia.ca/wiki/Writer%27s_block article]] on writer's block]].
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* [[http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Writer%27s_block Uncyclopedia's article on writer's block]].

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* [[http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Writer%27s_block [[https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Writer%27s_block Uncyclopedia's article on writer's block]].


When someone is contractually obligated to churn out regular humorous articles, they occasionally reach an inspirational dead end. Sometimes, to deal with this, they write an article about how they can't think of anything to write.

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When someone is contractually obligated to churn out regular humorous articles, they occasionally reach an inspirational dead end. Sometimes, to deal with this, they write an article about how they can't think of anything to write.
write. This makes such pieces essentially forms of {{Metafiction}}, since they typically involve the author ''writing about writing''.



* In the song "Boat Drinks" JimmyBuffett sang, "I should be leaving this climate/I've got a verse but can't rhyme it."

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\n* In the song "Boat Drinks" JimmyBuffett Music/JimmyBuffett sang, "I should be leaving this climate/I've got a verse but can't rhyme it."







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* The ''Franchise/DoctorWho'' fanfic "[[http://www.ttrarchive.com/missingtheobvious.html Missing the Obvious]]" by Daibhid Ceannaideach, written for a "crystals" challenge on rec.arts.drwho, is a ''Fanfic/ThisTimeRound'' fic in which Daibhid's AuthorAvatar completely fails to write a fanfic about crystals. It opens with a parenthetical comment that he can probably get away with this ''once''.

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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.


* DaveBarry does this every so often.

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry does this every so often.



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* ''Music/{{Chicago}}'''s "25 or 6 to 4";
-->''"Waiting for the break of day\\
Searching for something to say..."''


* ''{{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.


* ''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."

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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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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.


* 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.



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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.



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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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