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[Thursday, Dec. 10th, 2009|02:25 pm]
The richest girl in town.
My writing self is constipated. Can't seem to squeeze out a word of import. I just don't care, even though I want to write and want to write something worthwhile. No matter how often I have ideas about things I'd like to explore, when I actually sit down, I can't seem to do it. They won't come, and it is nearly physically painful. I clearly need some sort of literary laxative.

[User Picture]From: flightviolation
2009-12-10 10:55 pm (UTC)
i think you may be setting yr standards too high? it can be crippling to have too many expectations.
try writing about just silly little things that might not have a point or big profound message, some things bloooom from there.
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[User Picture]From: tuckova
2009-12-11 11:47 am (UTC)


Smartness, right here.
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[User Picture]From: dahled
2009-12-10 10:58 pm (UTC)
welcome to the neighborhood darlin. it's a sucky place to be, ain't it.
for a while there i actually though that i was in too good of a space mentally/emotionally to create... but that certainly ain't the case these days. naz and i have been kicking around the idea of starting a writing group/circle/salon/waddeva for a while. i think it may be the time for that kind of intervention now. if you guys are interested i'd love for that to be the nucleus. i know there are a few other folks that'd be interested too (the other bronzes, cagney, joyce). we'll gladly donate the space (and a 5th of beam) to meet.
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[User Picture]From: sol3
2009-12-10 11:13 pm (UTC)
I hear not working for cock boilers is an excellent literary laxative. (I have no love for $JOB - and they've managed to sink lower in my eyes over the past few months to new levels of cockboilery - and i look forward to the day when everyone is able to leave there and give them the big FOADIAF,KTHXDIE)
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2009-12-10 11:22 pm (UTC)
This is familiar. I like 'literary laxitive'. If only one could get them at Walgreen's.
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[User Picture]From: pantryslut
2009-12-10 11:56 pm (UTC)
I'd like to second the suggestion of starting by writing something of no import whatsoever. Something playful, silly, and throwaway. (And wicked. Wicked is always a bonus.) It works for me.
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[User Picture]From: piedpiper
2009-12-11 02:43 am (UTC)
EXACTLY THIS. sorry for the caps, but i feel it.
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[User Picture]From: parlance
2009-12-11 04:40 pm (UTC)
I sympathize.
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