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Posted 7/28/14
Just said as the question above: how do you deal with writers block?

Do you listen to any music? Get inspiration from something? How often to do you get it?
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Meditate, climb mountains, slay gods, dragons, and the occasional elf.
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Posted 7/29/14
I watch anime. No seriously, that's what I do.

If you ever get writer's block, you should try to put your pen down and do something else. Forcing yourself to write during those times usually won't result in any productivity.

I've written plenty of stories in the past before, and ideas always came to me whenever I'm not writing. They'd usually come when I'm watching an anime, cooking food, or even taking a shower. That's why unless you have good memory, it's helpful to carry around a small notebook to jot ideas down because you honestly will never know when that "AHA!" moment will come.
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Writer's block is sporadic for me. I find I get hit with the best inspiration while I'm at the gym or running a few miles outside with my music blasting. There are times when you shouldn't force yourself out of the block either - give yourself a break and don't think about your writing for a while. Messing around with a doodle or design sketching is also very handy and allows for another outlet for your creativity.
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Posted 8/10/14
I eat an entire raw potato and then take a machete, any machete will do so you can just use your regular machete, and destroy they first 5 pieces of furniture I can find. BUT IT MUST BE DONE IN 10 MINUTES. If it is not completed in the necessary time frame there is a penalty round. BOOOOOOOO. In the penalty round I have to watch 78 hours worth of how-to videos on youtube on topics I could not care any less about. AND I CANNOT FALL ASLEEP. If I do then it goes in to DOUBLE OVERTIME. This is where I have got to score the winning goal. There is .23 seconds on the clock. There's the inbound, and there is the release...... AND HE SCORES!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD I EVER BELIEVE THIS COULD HAPPEN. The BunnyKing has done it again. He has defeated his writer's block. Can anything stop him? Yes. Bullets can, along with a few other things. But not writers block. Oh no. He is an insane person.

So yeah that about wraps it up. Follow these instructions precisely or else you could be seriously injured!!!!!! Have fun. Have hope. AND HAVE FREAKING BREAKFAST.

But really though. Just chill. It will come to you. Or just go insane like this guy just did and write powerful over the top ramblings until your mind is set free. It works for me and it'll work for you. Sam Bradford guarantees it.

(This message has been brought to by me. AND I AM SICK OF IT. Gosh I feel ready to write now. Don't you?)
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Posted 8/11/14 , edited 8/11/14
I eat people to overcome writer's block.
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Posted 8/11/14
I stop writing altogether and just go outside do anything like photography, art, my synopsis, character bios, google searches. As long as its eventually going to come back and help me in my story then it's worth taking a break.

I skipped a couple days once and ended up writing three days worth of my story in one day. I love it!
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Posted 8/12/14
Well, it might not help any but.... I don't do anything. I wait for inspiration to come back. Probably not the best thing to do since I've been working on a short story for 4+ years already. Creativity comes in spurts for me so I just wait for them to come back.
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34 / M / Denver
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Posted 8/16/14
What are you writing?

I mean you'll get a million answers, and most if not all of them are fine, but you're probably writing something BECAUSE of something else. I wrote a full-on horror novel, edited and everything, years back as a nod to the early Resident Evil series.

Something made you want to write, and in most cases, it was reading/seeing/hearing something else. Possibly over an extended period of time. If you're trying to write a manga, go read some manga.

Another thing I should point out is in case there is no direct stimuli, take notes. Lord of the Rings came about as a result of years and years of notes, snippets of things from when Tolkien was inspired, or simply bored. You don't need enough for an outline to start writing SOMETHING.
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Posted 8/16/14
I usually have all the main ideas I'm going to do in a story.

So when I get to a part I last wrote and stop, I usually sketch out the scene I wrote before getting stuck. Then imagine what would most likely make this a good scenario.

-How would it continue based on the previous info from the scene before??
-How it would make a good transition from that scene, to going forward to the next idea?
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Posted 8/25/14
I listen to music, but that's as I'm writing. It helps me keep writing, and the music helps create the atmosphere of the scene you're writing. (Depending on the scene). I've realized, though, that sometimes I get writer's block from thinking about a novel too much. So sometimes the best solution, for me, is to drop my novel for a few days. I'll be honest, that's hard, especially since I constantly think about my novel. It's hard to get out of the habit, but when it helps, I sometimes begin writing another book to get my mind off the other one. The tricky part is to not get too caught up in the new one after that.
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Posted 8/25/14
Normally what I do is set everything down. Turn off the laptop, computer, whatever you have. I'm always reading, so just reading a different book could help. Also, going out and maybe getting some physical activity like shooting hoops or going on a walk can always help. Sleep can help, as well as talking to yourself and asking yourself what you would do if you were in the position of your characters. Make them come alive.
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Posted 8/25/14
I don't. I just wait until something pushes me far enough to write. During the whole entire time, I feel guilty for not even trying to write. Just before yesterday I had writer's block for 4 months. It was terrible...
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Posted 8/31/14
I work on multiple projects at once. If I hit a block on one I put it down and go back to work on another. Writer's block usually doesn't apply to all writing but just the one project you're currently working on.
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Posted 9/1/14
I just stare at the ceiling for so long then wait for the inspiration or at least a good idea to come... but if that doesn't happen... plot bunnies take over my mind
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