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
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