Hypergraphia — Is Writing Addicting?

Nicole Hilbig
Nov 23, 2021
Blurred hands typing on keyboard. Black background. Hypergraphia.
Photo by Gajus on Adobe Stock.

“Hypergraphia is essentially the opposite of writer’s block. It’s driven, compulsive writing“

In 2004, the neurologist Alice W. Flaherty wrote a book about her experiences with manic hypergraphia. She explains:

“The sight of a computer keyboard or a blank page gave me the same rush that drug addicts get from

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Nicole Hilbig

I love learning and writing about the changes in our digital era. My topics are future, work, productivity, writing, education & personal stories.