Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Introducing The Thursday Scrawl: Cliche

My Word Collection--words with which I can fall in
love adore and canonize (thank you
During my month off from social networking, I decided that I needed to go back to the old school of writing...pen, paper, scrawl. My best friend Sosie helped me out by giving me prompts to attack (she is going to make a fab-tastic English teacher!). To share what I accomplished, I thought I would try a linky and see if anyone wanted to play along. One your on-topic writing below.

Prompt 1: Being a good southern woman, I talk and write in cliches so this was a little more difficult than I had first anticipated. Write a paragraph using nothing but cliches (that part was a cinch). Then re-write the same paragraph avoiding cliches (like the plague...get it?).

My contribution:

Writers block has been like swimming in molasses. I keep slapping lipstick on that pig and calling it a day. As a result my writing has been a few bricks shy of a full load. When the month off from social networking is up, I may discover I should have zigged instead of zagged. Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but it may also make my fans abandon ship. Although, since actions speak louder than words, maybe I will gain too. All that glitters is not gold and the luster of blogging has dimmed for me. So far though, I have written my heart out and everything is coming up roses. I guess even a blind dog finds a bone once in a while.

The obdurate resistance that is writers block restricted my creative process last month. I continued to persevere by writing anything, hoping it would be enough. As a result, my products were lacking so I decided to abstain. When the month off from social networking is up, I may discover that I should have kept writing if only to maintain my readership. One can hope her readers abide the hiatus and maybe, just maybe, inspire others to participate. Blogging, a cherished activity that sparkled and kept my interest with its novelty, had begun to dull and become more of a chore than an outlet for creativity. So far though, the pause in publishing has given me more of a desire to just write, and I am finding the aftermath typically falls into two categories..."I Can't Wait to Share This" and "Do NOT Push the Publish Button!"

Link up below!


  1. It's a good move to take time off and get away from social media. I pretty much strictly limit my time per day, visiting some daily but with a wise discretion as regards my time.

    While it is indeed beneficial to reach out, sometimes one can reach out so far as to lose ones balance in life.

    Glad to see you back.