13 hours ago
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Ah, mojo. That fleeing bit of energy that propels words effortlessly onto the page.
I've discussed how to handle the absence of it.
I've also made a club so the mojo-less could commiserate.
We've also heard the less sympathetic, the ones who say, "Fer crying out loud, shut your whining and JUST WRITE."
So for those with crazy glue in their imaginariums, I offer a nice, tall, drink free of charge, from the Mojo Barista. Take your pick.
Caramelotta Tension, Tall, with Whip (and chains)
-for those scenes that fall flat because nothing bad is happening, and you're being too nice to your main character.
Fat-free, caffeine-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free cup of nothing
-for those that need to whittle down the adverbs, the modifiers, the useless sentences that repeat what you already wrote, like those useless sentences that repeat what you already wrote
Full-fat moccacchino with optional pound of melted chocolate
-for the "sexy-times" scene you're afraid to write
Hot tea with a twist of lemon, lime, orange, and a side of pretzels
-for those way too linear story lines
Burger n' shake blended 4000 calorie meal-in-a-cup
-for those that keep escaping the writing chair to get a bite to eat. Contains all the food groups writers need (calories, caffeine, chocolate, salt, and a shot of vodka).
Spoiler Jave-Frappe-Mega (extra shot of curdled milk)
-for the ending to your novel that you wish you knew, but can't think of yet. Spoileriffic!
Well, there you go. If you ever need some mojo, feel free to tweet me @lydiaykang and I'll send you a hot cuppa something that might make you vomit, but WILL make you write.