Why writing is like a pantomime
Just yesterday I asked ‘what is a deadline?’ I’ve since been deliberatin why writing is like a pantomime, off the back of my blog post.
The curtain goes up, the dramatic music plays, the dust is suspended like a writer’s pen in mid-air, waiting for the action to cut through it…
Then the characters take centre stage:
- Enter stage left: Writer enters and takes a look around
- Enter stage right: Writer’s Block struts on the stage to dark, dramatic music
- The spotlight reveals the Narrator to the back of the stage, telling the audience to boo and hiss when writer’s Block enters
- Writer asks for the audience’s help. “I can’t find Inspiration! It’s been taken away by Writer’s Block. Have you seen Writer’s Block?”
- Spotlight reveals Writer’s Block in the background
- Audience: “He’s behind you…!”
- Writer turns around and Writer’s Block disappears into the background
- Enter stage right Inspiration
- Enter stage left Writer’s Block
- Cue Audience “boooooo, hisssss”
- Exit stage right Inspiration
- After a few ’rounds’ of “boo hiss”, the Writer finally finds Inspiration and knocks Writer’s Block on the head with a bucket of sawdust or something equally appropriate
By Carol Cameleon
Written for #WonderfulWorldofWriting
Join in and link up with any genre of writing…
Grab my badge (below) and join in with my regular linky by posting any writing genre you like, fiction and non-fiction, all are welcome.
My favourite posts will be mentioned in my weekly-roundup on Sunday.
Tweet #WonderfulWorldofWriting and I’ll retweet
Linky open from 0630 Wednesday to 12 midday Saturday GMT
Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?
A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…