Sunday, February 21, 2010

It Is All About The Journey


When writing a book, it is all about the journey. Even a humor novel based on trailer trash, missing teeth and navigating dog shit in the yard has to take the reader some place.


Which is why I am blocked.
Where the hell am I taking these people other than the market to pick up Captain Crunch, Bosco and a carton of generic cigarettes? There has to be some sort of growth other than the one growing on the back of the antagonists ear due to bad hygiene and an inflamed pore. Each chapter need to bring the reader closer to a resolution besides the protagonist finally getting her stolen EBT card back from her ex boyfriend who lives in a Who Farted tee shirt and Pathmark pick a pair flip flops.
Sigh…

Well even though I am shelving yet another one, I did get a small blog entry out of it so it wasn’t entirely pointless.

Hope you enjoy your week.

5 comments:

Four Dinners said...

I spend much of my day with my brain blocked...;-)

Just write whatever comes into your head and then make sense of it later. Juxtapose words and ideas.

Some will fall into place while others won't.

You'll be surprised at how it fires up your imagination again and the words will flow!!!

Trust me I'm from Oldham..;-)

Coffeypot said...

You forgot, at the market, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and the pickled pig feet. And the growth being popped open by the helmet being mashed into the side of his head at the local bullring, dirt track racing grounds. AHHHH to go back to my youth.

Christine said...

Mental Note: Call CP when you run out of ideas. :-)

Howard said...

This came by my inbox yesterday, maybe it'll help.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one

3 Men and a Lady said...

I've had blogger's block a LOT this past week or so. It sucks. And I nearly ALWAYS have something to say, but this week, nothing. Weird.

Hope you get inspired!