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Writers' Block

Writers Block

Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer's block has been a documented problem.


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Issue: 2018-07-18, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Sometimes I can’t think And I can’t write in ink. When my mind is not bright I have nothing to write. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each summer the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), working with the Dawson Community Library and the Writers’ Trust of Canada, honours the memory of four writers who have meant a great deal to the public profile and history of Dawson City and... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

During the week that leads to the Discovery Days weekend, the Klondike Visitors Association, Parks Canada and the Writers’ Trust of Canada celebrate the writers who have made Dawson City world famous. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

One of the stops along Dawson’s 8th Avenue Writers’ Block is Jack London Square, home of a part of Jack London’s Klondike cabin and the Jack London Museum, in a setting modeled after a painting by Jim Robb. This year marks the 100th anniversary of... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Why is Robert Service so much better known here than Jack London? This question comes from Wolfgang Robert Greiner, one of five German journalists I was invited to meet for breakfast at the Aurora Inn in late February. Their primary literary... Read more

Dawson City

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June 12

The Klondike Visitors’ Association (originally the Klondike Travel Bureau) pre-dates the formation of the Yukon’s Department of Tourism (originally the Yukon Tourist Bureau) by over a decade. Read more

Dawson City