>A lot of people have been posting seasonal lists on their blogs. Ever the derivative writer, I thought that I would do the same.
Over the last few desperate deadline-approaching days I have been collecting my top ten tips for beating the writer’s block. However, on reflection: a) who am I to offer advice? and b) they can mostly be paraphrased as “keep poking the piece of dead meat with a stick until it gets up and dances round the room whistling a tune from a popular musical”. Only one scrawled note offers any real insight…
“Uncork the n/w / but in Andes”
Sound advice, I think you will agree. I have no idea what it means, but it has become my guiding principle.
The literalist v metaphysical playwright debate is hotting up (it started at Encore) with Paul Miller promising to join in soon. Perhaps there should be a big set-to at a suitable venue. The literalists will obviously use fists, sticks and stones, but what will the metaphysicalists arm themselves with?
Deadline day. I’m still not finished. Arghhhh!… Stay calm… uncork the…