Reader’s block?

This will be a slight continuation of my last post, and a further idea about the notion of blocks.

I feel I’ve had a reader’s block for a while too. Well, I feel that way because it’s right. I can’t, off the top of my head, remember what the last book was that I finished. I’ve started many, but haven’t actually read a whole one in ages. Continue reading


My taboo – my writer’s block

It has been a little while since my last post – I had told myself I’d write something every day or two, but alas time gets away from me. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. I say “I’ve been busy this weekend, so I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and write a post.” It’s not true. My weekend was pretty cruisy.
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“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

For better or for worse, I do whole-heartedly concur.

For better or for worse, I do whole-heartedly concur.

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Fighting for Mother Nature

Rain. Storms. Nature. I was told by my English teacher in grade nine that my story needed more external mood indicators. My sad scene needed rain, and my scary scene needed a lightning storm. I subscribed to this notion too easily. Maybe some writer from way back decided that rain would be a sad trope and storms would be a scary trope (probably a Romantic, those guys loved emotive forces of nature).

Somewhere along the way, I decided those forces of nature didn’t appeal to my notions of sadness or fear.
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Weird Al’s Word Crimes – yes!

I only just discovered this clip! It is absolutely fantastic. I love this more than I love the vast majority of things on the planet. So much so, I felt compelled to post about it.

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Side tracked

Sleep deprivation is hell. Even just one night where you’re exhausted and would rather be asleep, but you can’t, is hell.

I had one of those last night.

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The Cardigan Persuasion

Have you ever stopped and looked? At the world, at your life, at yourself?

You should stop every now and then. You might see something worth looking at.

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