If You’re Going Through a Writer’s Block

This is a parody sung to the tune of “If You’re Going Through Hell” by Rodney Atkins.
I actually wrote this a long time ago, but I wanted to share it so, here we are.

If You’re Going Through a Writer’s Block

Well you know those times when you feel like
There’s this big block in your path
It says, ‘I dare you to kick me, you’ll barely make a scratch’
Things go from bad to worse
You think it can’t get worse than that
And then they do

You pick up that pen or pencil
And you don’t know what to write
Looking through all your notes, to break through the moun-tain-ous block
Listening to the song that you’d chosen for this part
And it makes you cry
That’s when you learn the truth

[Chorus]
If you’re goin’ through a writer’s block, keep on going
Don’t slow down if you’re scared don’t show it
You will get out because you know that it’s not gonna la~st!

I’ve been deep down in that darkness
I’ve been down to my last pen
Felt a hundred different mistakes breathin’ fire in my head
And I know that if I give in I would never get this done
So I don’t

But the good news is there’s writers everywhere out in this world
Offering a chance, to help get the story done
The one’s that you’ve been draggin’ for so long
Your mind is jumbled, you can’t do anything
Guess what I’m sayin’

[Chorus]
If you’re goin’ through a writer’s block, keep on going
Don’t slow down if you’re scared don’t show it
You will get out because you know that it’s not gonna la~st!
When you’re goin’ through a writer’s block, keep on movin’
Face that page and start to fill it
You will get out because you know that it’s not gonna la~st!

If you’re goin’ through a writer’s block, keep on going
Don’t slow down if you’re scared don’t show it
You will get out because you know that it’s not gonna la~st!
When you’re goin’ through a writer’s block, keep on movin’
Face that page and start to fill it
You will get out because you know that it’s not gonna la~st!
You will get out because you know that it’s not gonna la~st!

Red Hood Fan Series Review… Series

Hey everyone!

I’ve decided on a new series of posts to do. There’s a fan-made tv show on YouTube that I’ve been watching, called the Red Hood Fan Series. They only have three episodes so far, but those few episodes are of amazing quality. They even have shorter episodes sprinkled in with Red Hood and Robin doing various ‘slice of life’ stuff.

I decided (and got permission) to write a blog post per episode, showing what I loved (and few things I thought could use some work) from this series. I highly suggest you go watch this show on YouTube if you like anything Bat-family.

Be warned though. I am in no way an expert on DC comics, and such. This is from my limited knowledge (though I have read through some comics, like both RHATO, when Dick was in Spyral, and the Red Robin one from 2009.)

Through these posts, there will be spoilers. So I’ll leave the link of the episode in discussion at the top of each post, but as for this one, the links are to both their Facebook page and to their YouTube channel where you can watch the episodes.

Hope you enjoy it. I know I currently am.
For anyone working on this awesome project that see this, keep up the great work and I can’t wait to watch Episode 4, as well as any ‘Red Hood and Robin show’ mini-sodes that get done along the way.

God Bless you,
Created to Write

First Readings

I don’t want my books to be taught in schools.

That’s it. Right there. I don’t want them to be handed to students to read and write an essay about. I don’t want test questions to be referring to them. I don’t want multiple copies to sit on a teacher’s shelf.

And why?

Because of the books I’ve read in class, middle school, high school, or college, rarely any of them I chose to read. When I am forced to read something, even fiction, it does not have the same appeal.

Here’s what I want for any books I publish in the future:

I want them to be the books a friend recommends.
I want them to be the books that are dissected in a book club.
I want them to be the books that you can’t put down, not because you have to read x number of pages before your next class, but because the story captivates you.
I want people to learn from my books, not what is taught in a class, but what they need in their own lives. Something they discover in their time, not in a semester.
I want them to be the books that grab someone’s attention to our world as a whole, and in pieces.
And give a hint to what God could open their eyes to.

I had to read a poetry book for one of my classes. I read each page, I did. But I couldn’t understand anything put before me. Maybe that’s because I can’t understand poetry, maybe not.
But I went to a poetry reading for that same book, read by the author of that book. And as he read, I could understand the meanings behind it. I wasn’t in a class setting, and I think I could have chosen to not attend.

First impressions for people are important, but first readings for books are as well.
If someone reads a book because they have to for school, they may never pick up the book again.

But recommend a book to someone, and then they read it, now they may reread it (if they are like me.)

So, I don’t want a call someday saying that they are reading any books I write and publish in their classroom.

That isn’t where I want it to teach.
It has to be voluntary, or it will never reach the right person.

I’m not out to be a classic. I’m out to be different.

Is that so bad?

Until next post,

Created to Write