This text is being knocked out faster than… faster than… a typewriter? The music goes on, and on, but words get harder to write. Well the music gets harder to – see most music bands. The majority seem to lose whatever it is they had once upon a time which enabled them to churn out the good stuff.
So that’s why they have this thing called writer’s block. Perhaps it’s better to have writers block than to spew out words as fast as they can be typed. (well, maybe a little slower thant that.) And wait a minute – this is a weblog. So it ain’t even technically writing in the first place.
Anyways, it’s the words that matter. Soon they’ll be back, given time.
Every once in a while it’s hard to write. There’s an infinite blank canvas sitting in every computer, waiting to be filled. Will maybe not waiting, but it’s definitely there. So what to do about it?
Write a book? All right, so one fine day I will. No, today. The plot? In this post-postmodern world is a plot even necessary?
Why write? Back in school/college one would knock out essays on all sorts of random topics as required in the various courses taken over the years – and there -is- was a certain satisfaction in seeing one’s essays squeaking through to a acceptable grade. Of course, the majority were just a bunch of words strung together with spit and duct tape, their only redeeming quality the passing grade they got. Now and then though, something would emerge which one could be justifiably proud of.
There are a lot of interesting ‘quotations on writing here’:http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/writing/, both pro and con.
bq. The best reason to write is the best reason to do anything�because it helps you grow and develop your potential. Writing is a terrific way to learn. When you write you discover whether you really understand something, or just think you do; and the very process of writing makes you think, and think hard.
>> “The Nuts and Bolts of Writing”:http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu/thinking.htm