My Friend Jake is a Wizard, posing as Ryan Gosling

My friend Jake is a well-known and respected man in Austin, TX. Ours has been a long-standing friendship, tested by college nights littered with up-til-dawn parties and bleary-eyed Sunday mornings.

No matter how fond you are of a person, when they appear in your dreams you have to evaluate what their illusory presence meant. I’ve always admired my friend Jake because he’s smart and cool and friendly, but my mind may have taken things a bit too far.

I’ll let you be the judge.

Jake is Ryan | Gerilyn Hayes Austin Copywriter |
Image source: F*** Yeah! Ryan Gosling

Supermodels Love Him: Dream Jake

Written to Jake upon waking Tuesday, June 24, 2014:

“You were a part of a dream I had early this morning.

I went to your house party where everyone was required to wear costumes. I don’t watch baseball, let alone give two poops about the Boston Red Sox, but I was wearing the team hat. You had a Yorkshire Terrier (goodness knows why), which you loved dearly and forced me to give up my hat for… I was kinda sore about that.

Then, the party ended around daybreak… I couldn’t find you in your house.

A score of young people materialized and said, “Oh, Jake? Yeah, he’s over at [blah blah blah] restaurant.”

I followed the directions they gave me, found you holding that damned Yorkie, laughing and having brunch with supermodels – not surprising.

I was all like, “Hey, man! Can I have that hat back?” and then you turned into Ryan Gosling and said, “Ha ha, G! You’re so silly.”

We left the restaurant with your supermodel girlfriends and you were still Ryan Gosling. I was laughing hysterically at how much of a wizard you were, disguising yourself so cleverly… as which celebrity (the “Jake” or the “Ryan”) I may never know.

So, thanks for being playing a major role in my dream. It was very entertaining.”

Jake is Ryan

You may have seen him around Austin, TX but you had no idea that those Ryan Gosling “sightings” were actually Dream Jake using his skilled sorcery against you. The illusion is powerful. Now I have to tell my mom that my friend Jake is a warlock posing as a celebrity during the day… she’s going to commit me.

My Friend Jake is a Wizard, posing as Ryan Gosling

Coffee for Writers


Frap, all the way!

Coffee for Writers


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Relax your mind.

Dip your sore, overworked digits into a bowl of cool lavender and rose water.

Take a deep breath…

Get back to writing. You can do it!

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Entertaining Activities for Bloggers Family Feud

All bloggers and writers deserve a break from the daily grind of churning out words. What I like to do when I just can’t push more words from my mind is watch Family Feud.

It’s almost to the point of obsession but it’s a better alternative to Facebook in my humble opinion. I’ve also turned a blind eye to Words with Friends because I like yelling at my television without shame and Steve Harvey… seriously. He’s one of the best hosts of the Feud, ever.

Watch this game show because you might get excellent writing ideas from it.

I watch re-runs of Family Feud on GSN, the Game Show Network, and you should too because it is not only entertaining and fun to watch, it’s impossibly ridiculous. Creativity can stem from the flower of ridiculousness some of the time. Why not write about how Tarzan “divorces” Jane, leaving her with only the tree house and a vine to swing on?

Yes. A survey asked what Jane would gain post-divorce from Tarzan.

Family Feud: Ridiculous and yet somehow magical…

“Name something of his wife’s that a man might secretly use” – – – a member of the Dunn family said a “girdle”. Get out of here! That’s hilarious! Yes, I am easily amused.

For more Family Feud fun, visit the Game Show Network’s Family Feud web page and lose yourself to pure, unadulterated declarations of the familial sort.

Entertaining Activities for Bloggers

The Wednesday Cat Attack is BACK!

Good day! The past few days have been quite busy for me, and I hope that you have had a productive week as well. Let’s take a little break from the mayhem of the present week to enjoy keyboard music played by a cat. You’ll love it!


The Wednesday Cat Attack is BACK!

Cats Get Writer’s Block?

imageCats may not get Writer’s Block but humans sure do.

Conquer Writer’s Block by doing something very simple: WRITING.

“Writer’s Block” comes on due to factors such as fear of failure, procrastination, limited ideas, etc. In my experience, this mental blockage came on because I was reluctant to get started on my writing projects. Starting a writing project or assignment is one of  the most nerve-wracking experience writers go through – a process that is painstaking and annoying.

Here are a few tips that may help you get a move on:

  • Creative Writing Prompts – Writers need a kick in the rear to get words out of their heads and on paper. A great way to kickstart the process is by using creative writing prompts. Visit for prompts and general freelance writing advice.
  • Exercise – I know it sounds strange but I’ve found that physical activity really helps get my creative wires sparking. Exercise will help you write better.
  • Pinterest – Yes, I am serious. You’re already spending more time than is useful on Pinterest anyway. You might as well make it work toward your advantage. Follow pin boards by other writers and freelance businesses for inspiration. Also, use your favorite pins as creative inspiration.Lilbubandfriendz.jpg
  • Watch Cat Videos – There’s nothing wrong with feeding your inner cute monster. Watching cat videos, or any video that promotes a sense of well-being or inspires you, is a great way to get over the hump of conceptualizing your First Draft. Try Lil Bub‘s videos. She’s a cat, insanely adorable and a published author.

Writer’s Block isn’t as scary as writers make it seem. You just have to get to work and let go of judging your skills as you write what’s in your head –> That’s what the editing process is for!

How have you conquered Writer’s Block? Share your insights in the comment box below or send me a message through my Facebook page – Gerilyn | Writing with a Purpose, for the People today.

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Cats Get Writer’s Block?

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