If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, December 19, 2011

Recipe for writers block

½ cup of ink 
1 pen 
2 ½ sheets of paper 
( a computer can be substituted for ink, pen, and paper
1 hour of internet surfing ( a book can substitute for internet
1 hour of rereading ideas 
3 ½ cups of coffee 
1 long night

Directions: First, you surf the net, then read your ideas. Next, drink 1 cup of coffee while contemplating ideas. Drink the second cup of coffee while contemplating the internet. Drink the third cup of coffee as you stare at the blank page. 

Now you are ready to write. Start with with a question. Mix in a character. Add two pinches of descriptions. Shake the conflict rapidly and finally stir in some dialogue. When you’re done, the final product should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. If it does not, then start over.


Old Kitty said...

And add a handful or three of chocolate chips!


Take care

Carolyn V said...

Ohhh, I agree with the adding of chocolate chips. Great writer's block recipe Summer! ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can we drink something with spirits? Or does that inhibit the process?

Summer Ross said...

LOL- Alex- I think spirits would be allowed instead of coffee. :)

Morgan said...

Haha, I never have been the greatest cook, but this recipe always seems to turn out well enough... though sometimes it takes much longer than others :P

Alleged Author said...

I love that you start off with surfing the net because that's what I always do while my coffee is brewing. Cute!

Jackee said...

Cute! :o) Sometimes I never get past that first hour of surfing the internet though. lol!

LTM said...

LOL! LOVE it. And I especially like the part about "surf the Internet for a while, stare at the blank screen." too true. But the last 'graph sums it up. Just start writing! And if you don't like it, revise~ :D <3

M Pax said...

Yea! Spirits! Great recipe, Summer. Whining to someone sometimes helps. :)

Jessica Silva said...

what about bailey's + cream instead of coffee/spirits? or like redbull + some alcohol. writers can party, too!

Shelly said...

How about a gigantc chocolate bar and some peanut butter.

Jules said...

Crap, I mistook the ink for ideas and now my characters are all black dots. :) Never was good at reading directions.

Merry Christmas my friend!!!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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