Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In case you get writer's block...

Writing is a quirky thing. By quirky, I mean every one goes about it entirely different. It's a strange, independent process of conjuring images to our minds and uniting our brain's pictures to the perfect word, or phrase to describe it.

It's not easy. Most people think writers lounge around all day, plunking out words on their keyboards whilst stuffing their faces with left-over pizza. Most don't realize the challenge, the persistence this profession demands.

For some, crafting analogies is as easy as breathing. For others, it's entirely more arduous. [For some reasons the song "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" just popped into my head. "How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?"]

I wanted to share some analogies that some high school students wrote, just in case any of you get writer's block any time soon; you'll soon discover which category they fall in to ;)


  1. Number 13 was definitely my fav. "McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup." Hahaha that is sick!

  2. jena....
    i need you back on here. i need your inspirational writings. i need to know about the silly happenings of your life.
    :) miss you, doll.