I found the article titled “A writing coach becomes a listener” in April 28 New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/books/william-zinsser-author-of-on-writing-well-at-his-work.html?pagewanted=allvery) interesting as well as very instructive.
The article introduces the profile, career and the latest activity of Mr. William Zinsser, a great teacher of writing and the author of “On Writing Well,” first published in 1976. I was also interested in the word, “stage of typed-out paralysis” in the following sentence in this article:
“People come to him in stages of typed-out paralysis, stalled, uncertain whether they have written too much or too little. He tries to help them organize their thoughts by condensing, reducing — learning what not to include.”
I imagine “the stage of typed-out paralysis” to be the stage of your typing-out fingers being frozen and your writing work stalled. I’m confortable with ‘typed-out fingers / hands,' or 'typed-out messages/ essays,' but I was hung up on the expression, ‘typed-up paralysis.’ Whether it's phisical or mental, can ‘paralysis' be 'typed-out' by hands phisically as the logic?
McMillan English Dictionary defines “type out” as: to write the whole of something using a keyboard.
Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘type’ as: write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys, with an example ‘He typed out the second draft.’
Cambridge English Dictionary defines “type out” as: to use a computer or a typewriter, to make a copy of something in writing.
None of these definitions seems to give me a hint to make out what is exactly meant by “typed-out paralysis,” and again the question, can ‘paralysis’ be typed-out?