Help with writers block.

I’m writing an academic article and I have writers block. Lets see … what shall I do….

Need a sentence for your latest article? Write one here! Just select a word or phrase from each drop-down list and click “Write It.”

So I did that and came up with:

The eroticization of the gaze recapitulates the engendering of power/knowledge.

Perfect! Never mind that the paper is about mole rats. This is perfect..

Try it yourself.

Hat tip Digital Rabbit


  1. #1 Blake Stacey
    November 17, 2009

    I did once complete a homework assignment for a literature class by cribbing sentences from the Postmodernism Generator.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    November 17, 2009

    The Sokol Machine? What was your grade?

  3. #3 24fps
    November 17, 2009

    I once wrote a paper on that your sentence would have fit very neatly into. Film studies was such a gas.

  4. #4 24fps
    November 17, 2009

    I meant “wrote a paper on feminist film theory…”

  5. #5 Jared
    November 17, 2009

    I used one from here once as an example of meaningless writing:

  6. #6 chezjake
    November 17, 2009

    Not sure about writing papers, but it sounds just about right for writing the fortunes for Chinese fortune cookies.

  7. #7 Lorax
    November 18, 2009

    Whenever Im constipated, from a writing perspective, I start with….We considered the hypothesis… after that the writing just seems to flow.

    In actually fact that approach only works for results sections, and maybe discussions, of papers.

  8. #8 John McKay
    November 18, 2009

    I think I went to grad school with some people who had one of those permanently welded to their brains.

  9. #9 J-Dog
    November 18, 2009

    Go and read a Denyse O’Leary post. You will instantly guffaw and realize that you wrote better in 6th grade, and thus be inspired to new heights of creativity. Coffee!

  10. #10 Blake Stacey
    November 18, 2009

    The teacher never noticed the Markovian nature of my work; I got an A.

  11. #11 Jared
    November 18, 2009

    And people wonder why I find literary criticism so boring.

  12. #12 Rob W
    November 18, 2009

    Ah, I see; you’ve found a bug in the site. Normally it does a better job matching up with your needs. That should read:

    The eroticization of the naked mole rat recapitulates the engendering of power/knowledge.