A Stubborn Painting…and Your Writing?

How’s your week been so far? Somebody turned me on to a service for readers that I didn’t think of using for myself as a writer until someone suggested it. Which means I’ll have to get my (or a) designer on the horn for another cover or three.

Anyway, let’s get to it for today.

When I went to my aunt’s, I forgot to tell you about the raffle and what-have-ya that ended up leading to this post you’re reading.

Apparently, the apartment complex where my aunt lives had a secret raffle for some of the things around the hallways–things like little tables, chairs, and the paintings on the walls (more on that last one later).

People would bid on the stuff with a number (based on the order they were told about this raffle/auction) and then go from there. Pretty cool actually–so no one would know who bid on what, just the amount.

So far, so good. After people paid for what they won, they could take it away.


My aunt won one of the paintings (lots of clouds and a windmill, I think), and my brother and I offered to take it down for her.

Trouble was, as my brother told me later, “I needed a crowbar to get the *&^% thing off.”

(Which we didn’t actually do, by the by). After getting the top two brackets to let loose on the painting, we had a horrible time getting the bottom thing to let loose. It was like some device from heck. We slid the painting back and forth too, but the bracket or what-the-heck-ever wouldn’t release the lower part of the painting.

Maybe that reminds you of something you’re writing? Try as you might, things aren’t coming along, maybe. It could be a subject line for an email, or a part of a character sketch that will play an important role in your story–I dunno.

And if you are stuck for ideas or can’t get started, that’s why I created The Writer’s Key, chock full of goodies to give your creativity a kick…which you can check out here:


Oh, and the painting? We ended up just letting it go. Sometimes the best medicine for a blockage (if it’s not related to your facts) is to move ahead, or switch gears. (And I’ll let you all know if my aunt actually got her painting or not!)

Tomorrow is Triple F, aka Fabulous Fiction Friday. Be sure to stop by.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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