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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Verbal Diarrhoea

 It sounds like a bad joke but I think I've come across examples of it. It's the opposite of writer's block (conversely, writer's block is verbal constipation) and it is just as negative.

Verbal diarrhoea is when the writing is excessive, fitful and comes in torrents of steaming doo-doo. "Hahah!" you think, "I should have problems like that!".  Ermm, no you really don't....!
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Saturday, 2 April 2011


A close friend gave me a quill last year. The nib has to be dipped in a bottle of ink, wiped and this does not prevent the ink dribbling onto the page.

Why do I persist in using the quill? It's because I enjoy it. I love feeling and hearing the scratch of the metal nib on the paper. dipping the nib back into the bottle when the inkstream runs dry. Now this is really *writing*.
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