Category: Writer Brain

The Green Man surrounded by fall leaves.

Brain: Hey, let’s do this prompt. Me: Really? I’m not sure what to do with this. Brain: No worries. I’ve got some ideas. Here, see? Me: Huh. Yeah. That could be interesting. Brain: And you know, since you’re on vacation and you finished your speed writing, how about we skip the timer. Me (not sensing […]

Me: Arrrgh.  I’m paralyzed by nausea. Brain: This does suck. Me (later in the day): As if the nausea isn’t bad enough, now my whole body aches (seriously, my toe joints hurt).  Brain:  Yep.  I feel your pain, quite literally. Me: This is so miserable. Brain: It is, but you know, there are two positives […]

Brain: So, these speed writing challenges are pretty fun, eh? Me: Yeah. I’m having a blast with them. Brain: I’d noticed.  Are you liking the plot depth and details I’m providing? Me: Definitely. They’re turning out developed and with a nice arc in a short time frame. I couldn’t ask for better. I mean, we […]

Brain: So you know that idea I just gave you? Me: Which one? Brain: This one, here, see? Me: Oh. Yeah.  You’re not going to take it back are you?  I’ve started thinking about it and have some pretty good plans for developing it. Brain: No need to worry.  I was just thinking… Me (very quietly): […]

Brain: Soooooooo. Me: Oh, hello.  What’ve you got for me today? Brain: You know.  The usual. Me (uncertainly): Errrrrr.  Best… story… ever? Brain: And you think you can’t be taught.  Here.  Let me just lay this all out for you here… Me (puzzled and concerned): This seems vaguely familiar. Brain: I want you to pay […]

Brain: Ahem. Me: Yeah?  Oh hi.  Do you need something? Brain: Me?  Naah.  I’m good.  But I think you need something. Me (suspicious): Really?  I’m full up on things, just now, so no need to trouble yourself. Brain: It’s no trouble.  Honest. Me: Uuuuh.  I wouldn’t want to seem greedy. Brain (radiating hearts and rainbows): […]

Photo of woman picking raspberries.

Brain: Pssst! Me: Hubba wuh? Brain (eagerly): Check out this killer opening line– Me: Stop that!  I’m already up to my eyeballs in the not-so-short story you tricked me into “briefly” setting aside the novel for. Brain (baffled): So? Me: And I’m currently stuck in the middle of an overgrown patch of raspberries, getting savaged […]