Beating Writer’s Block and Pressing ‘Publish’: collections from a Medium Workshop

The Google Calendar alert pinged me fifteen minutes before 9:30AM:

“7 Great Ideas for Your Next Story: How to Beat Writer’s Block and…is in 15 minutes.” I kept working as the time ticked closer to 9:30. Then at 9:25, I took a self-allotted bathroom break, turned on my iPad, and entered the Zoom session. We were live.

Jolie A. Doggett, senior platform editor at Medium, led the unknown number of attendees through various activities to warm up our thinking caps and put…