Sunday, 13 June 2010

Writer's Block

The title of this post may have you thinking its subject has something to with procrastination, laziness and all round non-constructiveness in relation to writing.

Fooled again dear reader for I bring you, as well as stolen puns, tales from the script and its metamorphoses from the humble written word to the sweet sound of the radio broadcast.

BIRSt, Bournemouth's Internet Radio Station have been broadcasting live for a fortnight from the 7th until 18th June. Nestled somewhere in the wonderfully varied and unique timetable of the station's output is BIRSt's Writer's Block - a four part drama serial produced by Lorenza Samuels and made up of five minute slots starting with one writer and continued by another and so on. 

I wrote the second part of the serial which originally aired on BIRSt Live on the 11th June. The only rule I had to abide by when writing was the inclusion of certain words and one single action that were suggested to BIRSt via Twitter, Facebook and Email. If you're feeling in a playful mood, try and guess what they were.. 

Answers in the post below - and no cheating!!

Writer's Block - The Answers

Hopefully it wasn't completely obvious which words/actions I had to sneak into the play or I fear I failed completely!

Although I would like to add, in a pathetic attempt to defend myself, none of the words/phrases were exactly what you would class as 'everyday':

Cumberbund (Possibly the oddest word in the world in my opinion)
Espionage (This word rarely comes up in conversation unless someone's isn't that good at said career choice)
Bamboozle (Anybody else use to play this game on teletext? No, just me. Ok then..)
Action: Accidentally stepping into a waste paper basket