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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Inspiration/Block (for the writer) (05/20/10)

TITLE: I know . . . er, never mind!
By Daniel Kane
05/26/10


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I am drawing a blank. I am drawing a blank. This is the most horrible topic I have ever had to write on. "The Writer's Block". What's that supposed to mean? Normally when I hear a topic an idea will, sooner or later, pop into my mind. But this time, nothing will come. I am as empty as a drained swimming pool. What an awful analogy! Well, I can't think of anything better, so that will have to do. Perhaps if I were to try . . . Some big chunk of rock and a pen . . . No, that's dumb. Aaaarrgh! This just won't do at all. What is wrong with me today? My mind is as void of ideas as outer space is of matter. Ouch. Another awful analogy. I mean like, talk about stating the obvious! But, once again, nothing else will come. I am still drawing a blank. What's that? Eeeeewww. Termites? Termites in my pencils? Great. Now I'll never get anything written. As if having no ideas isn't bad enough, now termites are dining on my pencils! That does it. I resign.


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Charla Diehl 05/27/10
Cute. Maybe the power of suggestion from the topic caused your writer's block.
Theresa Santy 05/28/10
I liked this, because it so clearly shows the frustration of blockage. So clearly demonstrates the aggitation I felt during most of this challenge week. Oh, the irony of being stuck on writing about being stuck!

This piece almost looked like a free-writing exercise (where you type without stopping or thinking for a set length of time.) And if it was a free-write, I have a feeling, if you'd continued on for a few more minutes, you may have struck something big!

Nice.
Mildred Sheldon05/31/10
Short, sweet and to the point. Sounds like so many of us writers. Certain words cause mental shut down.
Lollie Hofer 06/02/10
Made me laugh cuz' I've been there, done that!
Margaret Kearley 06/02/10
No, no, no, - please don't resign - I enjoyed this, great fun!
Dusti (Bramlage) Zarse06/02/10
I felt this exact way about this exact topic. Couldn't come up with a thing. I thought this was very realistic and true to every writer's life. Way to hang in there! (Please don't resign; you have talent!)
Kimberly Russell06/02/10
Sounds like something we've all been there-done that. Cute.
Karen Rice06/02/10
Termites in the pencils? Never contemplated that. Did try to even out the plane of the eraser.

Loved it!
Ann Grover06/02/10
You couldn't have said it better. We've all been there.
Mona Purvis06/02/10
The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree...even in Africa.
I look forward to more from you.


Mona