Strategy for Productive Writing by Bogdan Dragos

MasticadoresIndia // Editora: Terveen Gill

A bare-chested man with hands raised in pain and his face wrapped in bandages
Image Source: Snappa

“I tried to hire my mentally ill

brother,” he said. “I gave

him a knife. He’s

forbidden to touch them but I gave

him one anyways and

told him to

use it on me. That was my

strategy for productive writing. My

brother would stand by

the door

and I told him to cut me

down if I dared stand and walk away

from my computer. A

computer with no

internet connection, of course. Only

a word processor.

That’s all.”

“Impressive.

And how did

it work

out?”

He shook his

head.

“It didn’t. My brother got

very bored

and played around with

the knife

and hurt

himself, dammit.

Today

I imagine I’m locked in a cell

with a computer

and my captors made a

deal with me. You

have to write 50 poems

a day, they told me. Else you

don’t

get out of here. It’s

an…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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