Writing Wrongs

May 21, 2007

So, Marianne is feeling discouraged about writing. And a while back, I was in a writing slump, slump, slumpity, slump. So I did what anyone would do.

I Googled.

I searched on writing blues and found this gem of a website:

How-to Kit for Writing the Blues

Some of my favorite lines include:

Teenagers can't sing the Blues. They ain't fixin' to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, "adulthood" means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shot a man in Memphis.

And, of course:

Persons with names like Sierra, Sequoia, and Rainbow can't sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.

As entertaining as this site was, it still didn’t answer my primary question. Back to the internet!

I tried searching on writing slump and was overwhelmed with 1,040,000 entries. Yes, it’s true. Misery doesn’t just love company, it boasts over a million served.

I searched on writer’s block and found 1,500,000. So few writers, so much angst. But I did find this website:

Hack your way out of writer’s block

Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a website when the first suggestion is: Talk to a monkey and they use phrases such as grammatically psychopathic. Man, if it weren’t already taken, I’d use that as my tagline.

Or you could just “write it wrong” like my tagline already says.

Works for me.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 2:41 p.m.