Saturday, July 18, 2009

Help Me Obi-Wan ... Give me something to post about


I'm currently suffering the worst case of writers block in the history of the world (not including JD Sallinger).
Really. I'm fucked. I had a story about some kid who found out he was a wizard and did all sort of remarkable things. Now Google News tells me it has already been done.
Well, Shit.
Next thing you know ... someone will poach my story of a distopian past where an unreasonable government in 1984 censors anything they find objectionable.
It's not like I'm void of fictional ideas ... a group of orphans lured into a life of pick-pocketing ... a Danish prince driven mad by the murder of his father ... the son of God sacrificed on a chunk of wood to pay for the sins of humanity. I have plenty of ideas for fiction no one else would ever dream about. I just can't find the mojo to turn them into believable myths.
Christ, I even have thoughts about a non-fiction book based on the botanical, biological and paleontological studies of Galagopos Islands where I posit that species evolve from natural selection. Crazy ... I know.
Use the comment section below to suggest something to write about. Quite frankly ... on my own ... I'm fucked.

7 comments:

Mrs. Suess said...

Tell us a story of a cat - who wears a hat - and embraces anarchy. I will wait until my husband dies then - against his wishes - make a movie about it. I will then sue you.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are pretty hot for a nerd who likes Batttlestar Galactica

Aging Hipster said...

Well ... looks can be deceiving. And I'm emotionally dead inside, so there's that.

Barbara said...

I don't know why I have to keep saying this, but... write about ME, dammit!

remember Phil and the times we had? said...

don't write about her dammit!

why don't you recount the long lost adventures of Liz and Whoopi, and the tumultuous, grudgingly respectful relationship you shared with them interspersed with bouts of deep seated, maniacal fear and hatred that painted such a rich tapestry in the early 2000s in a place where the paved road ended...

Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down,
Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

Barbara said...

I miss you Mark. You're insane. But I love your idea - it's brilliant! Bri, listen to Mark - his is the best idea so far (and that includes my idea of writing about me.)

MKL said...

Fuck, i'm dead inside, too. I did write a short story, but I'm empty now :(