Blog Laxative

Writing has been difficult lately….eh….impossible.

I feel so….uninspired.

I’m not sure what to do – I need to get out of this rut.

My mind is blocked right now, I can feel the back up behind my ears – I’m sure this is a lovely visual, but I need a brain laxative. I need something to loosen my ideas and let them flow freely out of my fingers again. There has to be some sort of mind-fiber I can take…

Any suggestions?


About ermodi

i like champagne and nachos. i watch people’s mouths move when they talk to me and judge if they are a good kisser i like to write with fine-tip Sharpies because i think it makes me look confident i bite my nails i think doing the dishes is a very lonely chore i think “autumn” is the prettiest word in the English language. i believe in love – or, at least something that resembles love, but i don’t trust this idea of forever.
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10 Responses to Blog Laxative

  1. Bongo says:

    Ohhhhh I empathize with you…I so wish you share the answer…this uninspired ..words stuck just sucketh LOL..As always…XOXOXOX

  2. rimly says:

    we all go through that. Dont worry this too shall pass and soon you will be furiously scribbling:)

  3. T says:

    Someone once told me that you can tell a person’s fate in love based on their favorite movie. Discuss.

    Birth order matters in a relationship. Discuss.

    Beagles love blueberries. Discuss. (ref FMF)

  4. Think of all the people out there you’d like to admire a mind laxative to…and tell us why 😉

  5. Larry Lewis says:

    Right. Shut down that computer. Hide it so you can’t look at it. Ban yourself from going anywhere near it for 48 hours. Go for a long walk, do as many non blogging, non internet things as you can. Relax, chill out. Enjoy the life of a non blogger. Then the inspiration, and thoughts will come flooding back into your head.

  6. Ermodi says:

    Thanks for the great comments, everyone!!!!

  7. Clo says:

    Read Alice in Wonderland.

  8. sukanya says:

    let me know if you find something…going through the same shit. 😦

  9. Pippa says:

    Sometimes you don’t have anything to write about, but the brain is processing, sorting, working out its place in the universe. You just have to have faith. You have a talent and it will flourish again. All the folks who said get out there and do something else, or read Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole, have it right–unless you nourish yourself you will run dry the waters of creativity and inspiration. Take a mental holiday. The enervating heat of summer never helps either and calls to one to go out and live. Good luck! And remember you’re not writing for us, though it may sometimes feel like it: you’re writing for yourself, and inviting us along for the ride.

  10. Mel says:

    Hello Sweetheart!

    I just read the blog posting and I hope you get it ASAP – I believe I should have called the the moment I heard about it.

    The solution is: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. I heard about it from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Let me explain…

    In the Grad School I was a Student Life Fellow for two years running a program called Women Mentoring Women. It was a fabulous little program and we began a luncheon series called “Ladies Who Lunch.” Man, I wish you had lived here then! Anyway…

    One of our speakers for lunch was a recent grad school grad who had just won the Pulitzer for her dissertation on Henry Ward Beecher (Harriet’s brother, the book was on his scandalous & very public affair!)

    Anyway, she said she turned her dry Ph.D. dissertation into an award-winning work in two ways:

    (1) She read Porn.

    What?! Actually, she read BOOKS ON HOW TO WRITE Porn. Kid you not. You already could, darling. Let me explain. She said, in these books on how to write porn (available at your local university library, apparently) you must use the five senses to set up your scene, and you must never allow a page break without a cliff-hanger. You must make your reader not only want to get to the next chapter, you must make them want to get to the next page. Titillate them! You’ve already got this inborn, sweetie, but reading such books can develop your natural talent =)

    (2) Read and do the 11-week course in The Artist’s Way

    It’s an old book. And you know what? Boy, if I didn’t feel stupid being the ONLY person in the room who had not heard of this book. She said that she followed this book’s writer’s block & higher creativity session and that’s what did it.

    The book’s tag-line (in beautiful 1970s ideology) is “A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self.” It is work – but it’s writing work. And it’s unblocking work. And it’s EFFECTIVE. Now, admittedly, I have not gone through the whole thing. But some of the most talented professionals I know have used it. And, Hell, if she won the Pulitzer with this, why can’t you? Go. Buy it at the Yale Barnes & Noble. Now. I know they have copies. Then go sit at the Starbucks on Chapel & York, with a pen and paper, and read the first three chapters. Love you!

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