I used to wait until I had a headline before writing a blog post but realized a headline corrals your thoughts. Sometimes you need to let your thoughts run free. See where they lead you, not follow where your headline tells them to go. That’s when I have the most fun writing—when I let my… Continue reading
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Writer’s Block: Blame It On Trump!
I had every intention of writing a blog post but that same old dread enveloped me like a noxious fog — President Trump. Eye twitches. I tried to calm myself by meditating: ohm, ohm… Oh, my God, President Trump. Throat constricts. I tried taking a walk to get inspired: Trees, birds… Trump. Brain freezes. I’ve got… Continue reading
Blogging Your Way Back To Writing
Why write a post for free when I should be revising a story I want to sell to a magazine? Writing is my focus, not blogging.Continue reading
Perfectionism, What Is It Good For?
I was revising a post about the pitfalls of perfectionism and realized I couldn’t stop revising it. I had fallen into the very pitfall I wrote about in the post that no one would read. What a conundrum and interesting predicament. Interesting, because this predicament of mine could serve as a learning experience for other perfectionists…. Continue reading
Don’t Be A Writer’s Blockhead!
Type Until You Write! Bleh! Burble! Blurg! No words … Nothing! I don’t know why I can’t write. I’ve got a head full of ideas. They trample each other on their way to the processing center of my brain. Few make it there alive. Some are captured and locked away in the file dungeon… Continue reading
Write Something. Damn it! Who cares if it’s crap, literally?
A conversation with myself because no one else will listen. Why don’t I feel like writing: Arctic spring weather? Green goop in China? Wrist Apnea? Lame, lame and lame. Just strike the damn keys until something appears – Black-and-blue words, broken letters… Cut the crap! You’re being lazy. No one gets anywhere by being lazy. You’ve… Continue reading
Blankety-blank page, the bleeping white brain suck
Thought I’d never see you again. But here you are, staring at me like a white light at the end of an airport ramp crammed with waitlisted souls. God, you are not. If I were to compare you to an omnipotent being, it would be the devil. You torture me like he does and… Continue reading
Are you Scribeaphobic – Afraid to Write?
Image via Wikipedia Some days I would rather do anything than write, which inevitably gives way to a game of self-deception. The game begins with a glance out the window under the guise of seeking inspiration. I hone in on the dandelions instead. “Must eliminate,” I mutter like a section eight patient and head outside… Continue reading
Happy New Year to Humans, Cats, and Writer’s blocks!
Created in Microsoft Word. Writing Avoidance 101 TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 Clean out the closet: – Color coordinate clothing and group by season, color, and gradation of wear. – Arrange shoes by comfort level and tripping scale: 3-inch heels, 2-inch heels, flat soles, rubber soles, no soul. Chapter 2 Add extra meals to… Continue reading