My response to the submissions for the "writer's block" challenge.
Why do certain things make us laugh?
[ Good question Joe. This one could spawn pages of opinionated and hopefully insightful writing. I’ve always thought it a fascinating subject. ]
You could write a scene featuring a young lawyer defending an individual being sued for copyright infringement. The lawyer has to present enough evidence and convince a jury that fair use and free speech are mingling, inseparable concerns of this new age where everyone has the ability to manipulate the public media domain, creating an industry changing precedent that will change the face of youtube, funnyordie and other public uploading forums forever.
[ Well, this IS defiantly a good subject, and worthy of being writer… but I am a bit weary right now, and it would take a lot of work to do this challenge justice. I think I’ll hold onto it though, for future ponderings… ]
[ Again… a fascinating idea. Sadly though for this topic, I am a heterosexual female… and I don’t really think I could write honestly about the experiences of a gay werewolf having no understanding of it myself. Being gay or being a werewolf. ]
How bout the alien transference from oprah to tyrah.
[ you made me grin my friend, but that’s just not my style I don’t think. Ohh… but you know that. Doh! Would be interesting coming from you though. ]
Please Ian, tell me that's not going to happen to me!!!!!
[ Actually, Ian’s idea would be good for guerilla artists I think… hmmm… ]
You have given yourself a topic in the second paragraph of your blog:"That horrible misery of blocked artistic expression which at times in one's mind seems worse than many of the more easily definable injuries one could sustain to one's body and character." Write about writer's block in the very context you described it
[ Maybe. Maybe I am. Sort-of.]
I'm glad you're back, maybe you can write about what you've been through with your surgeries and the healing process. Unless it's too personal.
[ Well, I’m not shy about it… but it isn’t a health condition that makes for good dinner-time conversation. But I could always use metaphors… as I tend to anyways. It’s been difficult though, this time… as everything from October to mid-January currently seems like a horrible nightmare. However, going forward I'm lucky in that I will be a normal woman in her early 30's. I will never get diverticulitis again. And I'm alive. ]
Serious: why people tend to get writer's bleck (Like KeKe Baby said + you already have a head start)
~OR~ what about your experiences??? (Like Donna suggested)
Silly: The most emabarrassing thing imaginiable to you (not saying you have to share an actual experience...I recently went to a Mortified! Live show and it was FANTASTIC soul baring comedy)
[ Well… I’ll say this… phrase “don’t bust a gut” should be taken more seriously. It can kill ‘ya. Luckily… I didn’t kill me. So here I am to try and figure out what comes next. Its more baffling than I expected. But I’ve survived two abdominal surgeries, major ones… in the last six months, so I suppose I can survive most anything that doesn’t kill me… But its hard to wrap my head around.
My world is forever changed. ]
THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE INPUT AND WONDERFUL IDEAS. I'LL GET WORKING ON THEM. I THINK I COULD WRITE SEVERAL PIECES BASED JUST ON THESE IDEAS.
Take care and be well friends. Talk to you soon.