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July 13, 2009

The Blank Page

When Andrew Porter started as a writer, his success seemed charmed. He got into a prestigious writers workshop, got a story published in a national magazine and soon after found an agent. Late one night when he was nearly done writing his first book, he came home to find his apartment burglarized. All of his writing - computer, backups, printed copies - was gone. Andrew talks to Dick about how that incident affected him for years to come. He was never able to reconstruct the writing he'd lost, and he's never again found the confidence he once had as a writer. This story originally aired on December 8, 2008.

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