Monday, January 30, 2012

The Writer’s Brain

by Kris Kahrs

We here at the Unemployed Writer’s Guild recently moved our offices. During the dusty debacle, we discovered unknown evidence on the inner workings of the writer’s brain. The Guild members were amazed and shocked to learn that we had been sitting on top of major scientific evidence all this time! 


You’ll see from the provided image that the schematic appears to be from the early part of the nineteenth century (er, except for the picture of the computer). Hmmmm…apparently writers have always had some sort of unholy alliance with creatures of the feline persuasion. What is this sinister hold they have over us?

Guild members immediately submitted the amazing find to the Institute of Amazing Finds who had this to say:

“Yeah, right.”

This intrepid writer offered her own brain up for investigative research to the Institute, but a spokesperson politely declined saying they were full up on writers’ brains at this point in time and “why don’t I just go and get a real job, for the love of Mike”?

There you have it folks. The Unemployed Writer’s Guild will continue to keep you updated and informed on all hard hitting news in the area of writing as it happens -- right here on The Pen and Ink Blog.

20 comments:

  1. My brain is full of grandchild. The writing is currently crowded out. Brain keeps beeping "SLEEP!!!"

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  2. Lupe, it was so nice to meet you yesterday at Flintridge book store! I wish you the best of luck with your manuscript. Kathryn

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    1. Kathryn,
      Thanks for visiting our humble blog.
      Lupe F.

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  3. Fun article mate. I Facebooked, Twittered and Google x it.

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    1. Margot, Thanks for joining us. It's vitally important we get the word out about these important discoveries. Once the world realizes what we writers have to overcome just to put pen to page, important things will happen. And there may be things we're eligible for like discounts on eyeglasses or something. You never know, so stay tuned for updates from Pen and Ink.

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  4. Sue- Enjoy the little one. We're so glad you'e back. Love you and miss you.

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  5. Grandkids keep you younger, Sue. And,Kris,wow! Amazing discovery! You could get the Nobery Prize for this. Keep us posted about any other intriguing finds.

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  6. Hi Judy--

    Yes, me and the other Nobs at the Guild keep pretty busy poking around in the attic here. You'll never know what we'll come with next.(???)

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  7. So funny! Yes, please keep us informed of any other important news you discover. :)

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    2. Dawn- In this vein of hardhitting news, I'm working on a top-top-tippy-top secret story that reveals the heartbreak of hangnails for writers. Being a profession that works with their hands so much, it's an issue surrounded with pathos. Stay tuned! I'm chewing on my nails just thinking about it.

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    3. Dawn- In this vein of hardhitting news, I'm working on a top-top-tippy-top secret story that reveals the heartbreak of hangnails for writers. Being a profession that works with their hands so much, it's an issue surrounded with pathos. Stay tuned! I'm chewing on my nails just thinking about it.

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  8. I could have used this brain diagram when I was researching my Brain book, due out this spring. Clearly you've hit the nail on the head. Love the shout out to Tennessee Denis Ford.

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    1. Hi bill, thanks for stopping by again. Who is tenn denis ford? Wouldn't come up in Google.

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    2. Can't believe the auto "correct" on hand held devices. I keyed it in as "E-r-n-i-e" and it got changed to Denis, which isn't even the correct spelling of Dennis. The "16 tons" weight in your brain sketch reminded me of Ford's popular song "16 Tons" from back in the 1950s. Too funny.

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    3. Ah, yes, Tennessee Ernie Ford I know. My mother's favorite song growing up was his version of the Tennessee Waltz.

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  9. What about chocolate? A large part of my writer's brain is devoted to chocolate.

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    1. Yes,well, ahem, if you look very carefully at the food section, a corner has been strangely carved out (next to 16 tons) that says "Hilde's chocolate chip cookies" which she is duly famous for. Now, how that got in there from a 19th century phrenological chart of the writer's brain is anyone's guess.

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  10. Love it - mine also has a huge area devoted to chocolate!

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