Tag Archives: writing

Chunder Guts

25 Oct

Flicker fast, little light,

            Through the gaps in the trees,

Headache pangs, twitching eyes,

            Rough motions bring unease.

Vertical becomes flat

            In the blur, whizzing through,

Focus gone, dizzy head,

            Feeling woozy, spewing soon.

Not long now, Chunder Guts,

            Three more stops, only three.

Carriage sways, to and fro,

            Fro and to, like the sea.

Glimpsing sights, blotchy shapes,

            Don’t black out, worse inside,

Organs churn in their cage,

            Stuffy guts, get outside.

Loo’s too far, paper bag,

            Saliva forms, panting quick,

Bile rises, head constricts,

            Vomit time, travel sick.


Your Writer’s Mind

19 Sep

To understand what kind of mind us writers have to put up with, give Jamie Lee Wallace’s post a read! A truthful insight into our craziness that I know I would not swap for the world.

Your Writer’s Mind.

Just Write!

30 Jun

Just write something! Writer’s block does not exist if you do not let it. It doesn’t matter what is written on the page, just get something written and the blank space suddenly becomes words, words that can mean something, to yourself and to others too if you’re lucky. Get something written and you’ll be happy you did because the words mean so much more written down than they do in your head. Get writing, get happy, because writers are only happy when they’re writing.

Over and over again…

19 Jun

Daily Prompt: Tagline

Often, our blogs have taglines. But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?

I heard somewhere that Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” While this may be a fictitious legend, born from post mortem exaggerations, I still quite like the saying. It sounds like a good sweeping statement with very little hard substance, just like a good proverb should be. It says that I must be insane, because just this morning I put on my new shoes that gave me a blister yesterday, and guess what? I will be limping around all day. Again.

I prefer to redefine myself as an optimist. I hope tomorrow will be different, that my feet will have toughened or the shoes will have softened. Perhaps this does hint at madness, but what else have we got?

Blogs are for people who plough on every day, forcing themselves to sit down and write. Although nothing has changed since yesterday, we still hope that every day that we force ourselves into this ritual, we will have miraculously improved. Insane optimism is all that we have, all that we can hope to have, because only then will we have the stamina and willpower to continue writing every day, even on those days when the blank page puts up its hardest fight.

This is why my tagline would be,

“Success comes from a little bit of insanity…”

Check out some of these other bloggers’ responses to the “tagline” prompt:

  1. Daily Prompt: Tagline « Mama Bear Musings
  2. Madder than the Hatter | Daily Prompt: Tagline | likereadingontrains
  3. Taglines : Me by them | Geek Ergo Sum
  4. Daily Prompt: Tagline | Mindful Splatter
  5. My Tag Line | Right Down My Alley
  6. Live, laugh, love… | Relax…
  7. Tag, I’m it | Nanuschka’s Blog
  8. Raging Bull [Daily Prompt: Tagline] | unknowinglee
  9. Daily Prompt: Tagline | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  10. Phoneography Weekly: The light in dining halls |
  11. Blogging Is Like A Flea Market | The Jittery Goat
  12. Tagging me | 2 times pink
  13. Tagline: It’s All About Me | Mary Angelini Photography
  14. Daily Prompt – “All Humans Need Their Oil Changed” | Create & Motivate!
  15. Tagline: It’s All About Me | Mary Angelini Photography
  16. The Gray Zone | meanderedwanderings
  17. I’ll stick to what I’ve got. For now, thanks. | thoughtsofrkh
  18. The Grown up Kid | Daily Prompt : Tagline | Thoughts
  19. If I Were a Tagline | New Visions
  20. Daily Prompt: Tagline | The Blogging Path
  21. Daily Prompt: Tagline | I Work for a Jerk
  22. Catherine B.’s Blog | My Opinion Not Yours | Daily Prompt: Taglines

Failing Poet

18 Jun

Globular blobs of tacky black ink stink up the pure page with words that inflect their infection of diction so it loses the perfection of simple silence as the implement of creation gives physicality to the notions that float in fiction amid the synaptic snaps of the thoughts of the author whose hands twitchy motions scratch scars of excretion on the paper nappy that catches the crap with the hope of extraction of some golden nugget of enlightened quotation, caesuras don’t feature as she waffles in metre and trips where her tongue would be eloquent teacher to her scribbling fingers that smear and distort every effort to reason with clunky retorts that fall short of Wordsworth’s lonely walk and Owen’s heart wrenching trench report. Her timing, her rhyming, there’s no use denying she’d be gifted at miming rather than trying to articulate and shape the shadowy crates that infiltrate her slowly numbing cranium to fumble over jumbled mumbles of clumsy catastrophic couplets that cut off her flow like a wine bottle’s cork but here’s a thought, that if she drank a dram the barrier would collapse perhaps that is the gap between the scraps of fragmented yaps coming out of her trap to cement her sketchy schemes together but whether this could ever be, it remains for me and you to see.

Quote of the Week 2013: Week #4

21 Jan

“The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.”

-Benjamin Disraeli

I want, I want, I want.

4 Dec

I want to be able to write what I want to.

I want to have the confidence to write what I want to.

I don’t want to have to think about others before I put my pen to paper (or my fingers to keyboard).

I want to write about the world.

I want to see the world.

I want to understand what I see.

I want the world to understand me.

I want to stop making sweeping statements and get down to the details.

I want to make my wants a reality.

I don’t want to have to want any more.

I want to appreciate what I have.

I want to appreciate myself.

I want to be different.

I want to change the world.

I want to be able to start small.

I don’t want to let people down.

I don’t want to let myself down.

I’m scared I’ll let myself down if I don’t write what I want to.