Thursday, May 10, 2007
What to do with Writer's Blog, er Block
Dictionary.com describes writer's block as "a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work." I like that. It almost seems as though the phrase "usually temporary" is written with a snicker.
Anyway, I've noticed that it's fairly easy to suffer from this when trying to be a consistent blogger. I have my formulas that I try to follow, but sometimes nothing pans out. I scour every resource in my list of RSS feeds and digg, but sometimes (like today) nothing inspires me.
Considering I've been suffering from some writer's block from a number of reasons (including lack of sleep), sometimes turning to the dictionary can be an interesting way to come up with synonyms that could make for a good movie title. Since I'm looking for one anyway, I thought this would be a good exercise for some cinematic expression.
Here are some titles that came from "lack of sleep":
Bloodshot (I like that one)
Transient (ooh, the double meanings!)
Here's what I got from "block":
Roadblock (good noir title)
Let's not forget "weary":
Interesting what you can come up with when you have "nothing". Oh, the possibilities, the possibilities...
Posted by Scott Eggleston