Notebook H: A Random Experiment to Cure Writer's Block

Notebook H: A Random Experiment to Cure Writer's Block

by T. M. Quinlan


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Notebook H: A Random Experiment to Cure Writer's Block by T. M. Quinlan

In November of 2009, author T.M. Quinlan began a daily experiment of writing one-page essays on a random subject. In an attempt to cure his chronic writer's block, Quinlan would select subjects completely at random and those discoveries would jump start his brain. Notebook H is a collection of some of those mini-essays covering a four-month period at the start of 2012. With topics ranging from Indiana's dominance of the American auto industry, the definition of the word "shroud", and Tony Gwynn's batting average, those random seeds have the chance to grow into discussions about cross-dressing in cinema, his college bowling team (The Alley-Mentals), and Roman SuperPACs. In addition to the essays, Quinlan would also use his randomly derived topics to provide him suggestions on longer writing assignments. A blog site about warfare could prompt a personal essay about Quinlan's first encounter with the comedy of George Carlin or the Greek tragedy of Thyestes and Atreus could spur a short story idea about the Boston Red Sox fan who actually breaks the Curse of the Bambino. Notebook H is a literary example of going where the winds (as well as the cards and dice) of chance take you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493693320
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2013
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

T.M. Quinlan has been trying to be an author for over a decade. When not attemptin to put thoughts on paper, Quinlan works at his occupation that actually pays him. Born and raised in Southern California, Quinlan now lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife and three children.

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