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Offline Norman Gray

Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #405 on: December 08, 2017, 09:25:33 PM »
Oh good, a 'complain about your lack of productivity' thread! Well, since I'm not writing anything else. . .

I've reached a point where I've nearly forgotten what it's like to be productive. Years ago, I'd thought that writer's block wasn't real; that it was just an excuse made up by the lazy and unimaginative. Writing was as easy as breathing; I couldn't stop even if I wanted to, my brain churning out new ideas every waking moment. Even in my sleep I was writing, dreaming up things my conscious mind had never imagined. I thought I was unstoppable. . .

Oh, how naive I was.

Unfortunately the desire to be a storyteller never dies, even when your creative spark does. What I'd do to regain the enthusiasm I once had for writing, and the ability to piece together a story. This was more than just my passion; it was my identity. It defined me. If I had to sum up who I was in a single word, it would have to be 'writer.'

But now? Now I have no words. No definition. I'm a blank page.

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #406 on: December 10, 2017, 10:01:36 AM »

Haha my writer's block is called "editing"

Though I just got my new computer so soon it will be called "skyrim"!!!

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #407 on: January 09, 2018, 04:16:17 AM »

So yeah, I should have been writing for the last two hours but instead...

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #408 on: March 25, 2018, 12:24:58 AM »
I haven't written much of anything since this semester started. I've done a little editing, but not nearly as much as I'd like of that either.

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #409 on: March 28, 2018, 03:38:56 AM »
Dear friends
If you haven't written much today, take heart. Sean Penn has been working very hard has written a book.
Here are a few samples of his prose style-


“Hence, his life remains incessantly infused with her identity-infidelity, and her abhorrent ascensions to those constant salacious sessions of sexual solitaire she’d seen as self-regard.” ? page 11

“Whenever he felt these collisions of incubus and succubus, he punched his way out of the proletariat with the purposeful inputting of covert codes, thereby drawing distraction through Scottsdale deployments, dodging the ambush of innocents astray, evading the viscount vogue of Viagratic assaults on virtual vaginas, or worse, falling passively into prosaic pastimes.” ? page 36

“Behind decorative gabion walls, an elderly neighbor sits centurion on his porch watching Bob with surreptitious soupçon.” ? page 71

“While the privileged patronize this pickle as epithet to the epigenetic inequality of equals, Bob smells a cyber-assisted assault emboldened by right-brain Hollywood narcissists.” ? page 99

I have no words.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #410 on: March 28, 2018, 08:08:27 AM »
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« Reply #411 on: March 28, 2018, 08:48:36 AM »
...I have no words (apparently Sean Penn has taken them all)

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #412 on: March 28, 2018, 11:04:19 AM »

Wow.
Such whimsical yet wizardly wordsmithing of words mis-worded-- grandiose grandiloquence, well-meaning yet not meaning what was meant in said word's dictionary entry, mangled into the semblance of poetry's devices if not its function in serendipitous sinuous and seemingly-unending sentences.