The Art Of Writer's Block

The Art Of Writer's Block

As told by a college student eager for sleep.
0
views

If you're even semi-close to the type of person I am, there is something in life you choose to hold off on as long as possible. This is me with writing. It's not that I don't think of fun ideas to discuss in my articles (O.K. sometimes it can be a real challenge). It's that my mind wanders every 60 seconds. "Oh I haven't checked Facebook recently" or "ooh sushi sounds good for dinner" are just two of the millions of things that cross my mind within an hour. I can go from discussing the Great Wall of China with you to wanting to go pet puppies. My mind is a never ending roller coaster, one I constantly wish had a "get off ride" button.

As you can see, my mind is already losing track! *Alright Jo just focus.* You can imagine my weekly struggle when it comes to trying to write these articles. This may just be the typical writer's block that we all experience every once in awhile, or I could seriously use some caffeine. I have the mind of a five year old most of the time so let's pray I make it through this article!

Here are 30 things that cross my mind when trying to write:

P.S. I may or may not have stumbled across writer's block while working on this. The world may never know.


1. My article is due today and I haven't started.

2. Once again I win "most likely to turn my article in late."

3. No! I will get this in on time.

4. Oh hey, I wonder if I have kiwi.

5. Wow, kiwi sounds really good right now.

6. Wait, article! Maybe I'll try serious this week.

7. Who am I kidding, I can't write serious to save my life.

8. I should stick to memes and lists.

9.But then I'll feel like a failure.

10. I can't be the only one late on their article can I?

11. I wish I could think of better ideas than food and movies.

12. Well there are some really good movies out!

13. Why have I not started this article?

14. What is going on in the news, maybe I could write about current events?

15. Just kidding, those require so much background information.

16. I just need funny, interesting, and recent.

17. I feel shunned from society.

18. I know maybe one current event taking place.

19. The only recent news is about Trump and the wall.

20. Well, that's been over written so no.

21. I should take a break and get pizza.

22. Maybe if I go for a run it'll allow more blood flow to my brain.

23. Lord knows I could use it at this rate.

24. I could discuss getting back into the gym.

25. Then again, I haven't actually gone to the gym this weekend.

26. I went to Disney though! I could write on that.

27. But then I'll be judged endlessly for being obsessed with Disney.

28. Fine, I'll pick my idea in 3...2...1.

29. Nope, zero, zip, nada.

30. Why am I like this?

Cover Image Credit: CoWorking.Coffee

Popular Right Now

50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
492252
views

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

Cover Image Credit: Vine

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Poetry On Odyssey: 'Surround'

Inspired by Surround Yourself, an exhibition by Jordan Wilshaw at Eastern Michigan University in April of 2018.
139
views

Sound yourself with the doers.


Surround yourself with the movers,

the shakers,

the believers,

the winner,

the crazies.


Surround yourself with the the dreamers.


Surround yourself with the “good ones”.

Surround yourself with the people who just get it — whatever “it” is.


Surround yourself with people you love.
Surround yourself with those who love you.
Surround yourself with love.



Surround yourself with art.


___________________

For more art by Wilshaw, see their website here.

Cover Image Credit: Author's Photo

Related Content

Facebook Comments