A Grand Plan – Part 18 (Benefits)

“Essentially trying to hone what might be 100,000 word novels into 50 word epigrams, trying different genres, playing with form , conceit, experimenting with…are we connecting here?…you seem to have glazed over somewhat.”

“I’m afraid, if you haven’t found a genuine job within a fortnight we’re suspending your benefits.”

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A Grand Plan – Part 17 (The Pitch)

“They’re stories…tales…they don’t define well…Poems?…Well, not as such…. Anything from slapstick comedy to horror to introspection to sci-fi…As far as the imagination goes…Quite far, actually…Fifty words….No, fifty…Yes…Well…No real reason…Oh I see…Well what about a Mussolini screenplay?”

A Grand Plan – Part 11 (Moving)

So how to break writer’s block? Well, you write anything, however trite, just to keep those fingers moving. You just expunge the negativity with action. You drive onwards, upwards, follow through, keep the flow Joe, do your talking while you’re walking. The trouble is, you are actually left with trite.