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My family have a history of a similar affliction that involves what can be somewhat inaccurately described as mind racing.You end up with many plots and images in a very few seconds.We found that it helps to write as many in a personal shorthand as you can ,and if the situation allows ,for compilation later.You might also benefit with different techniques in the way you approach reading.I've read about them but am by no means qualified to describe them.
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Maybe your grandma is right and you're meant to be a writer because I can read and immerse myself into the story completely but writing? I suck 100% . I can imagine easily and feel what the characters are feeling. One thing I noticed is that it happens only when I concentrate and forget about the world around me. Try not to think that you can't do it, just read and read until your mind starts giving you images.
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Ssomething wrote:

Maybe your grandma is right and you're meant to be a writer because I can read and immerse myself into the story completely but writing? I suck 100% . I can imagine easily and feel what the characters are feeling. One thing I noticed is that it happens only when I concentrate and forget about the world around me. Try not to think that you can't do it, just read and read until your mind starts giving you images.



It's my mommy that mentioned that.


Thanks by the way.
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sorry,
too long, didnt read.
mind will not shut up long enough, sorry.
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sorry,
too long, didnt read.
mind will not shut up long enough, sorry.


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pirththee wrote:

My family have a history of a similar affliction that involves what can be somewhat inaccurately described as mind racing.You end up with many plots and images in a very few seconds.We found that it helps to write as many in a personal shorthand as you can ,and if the situation allows ,for compilation later.You might also benefit with different techniques in the way you approach reading.I've read about them but am by no means qualified to describe them.


Your family has my type of problem?
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About your mood.


ehhh ok
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You can't write if you can't read.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


pirththee wrote:

My family have a history of a similar affliction that involves what can be somewhat inaccurately described as mind racing.You end up with many plots and images in a very few seconds.We found that it helps to write as many in a personal shorthand as you can ,and if the situation allows ,for compilation later.You might also benefit with different techniques in the way you approach reading.I've read about them but am by no means qualified to describe them.


Your family has my type of problem?


I certainly can't state that it is categorically the same, but I did notice similarities in your description.In my family it's multi generational ,and some family members have benefited from some of the methods I've described .You picked one of the few people in my family that's not an educator. (Misspent youth). I'll have to ask .
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qualeshia3 wrote:


nemoskull wrote:

sorry,
too long, didnt read.
mind will not shut up long enough, sorry.




ive been on meds for racing thoughts on the past, and its getting to be a problem again.
sucks balls, makes it hard to read. and i love to read, mostly fanfiction.
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Oh wow.
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You can't write if you can't read.


Not necessarily true at least for some people. I can't visually read.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Not necessarily true at least for some people. I can't visually read.


Well... can you read your own work just fine?

"Show, don't tell" really isn't a set in stone rule you have to follow, also. As a writer of fiction you make your own rules (and tailor them to whatever your editor suggests).

Cormac McCarthy and José Saramago come to mind. Neither of them follow the basic "rules" of punctuation. No " " (quote) boxes, semi-colons, commas—anything really.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Not necessarily true at least for some people. I can't visually read.


Well... can you read your own work just fine?


Can I visually read my own work? Not as great as when I'm not reading or writing at all.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Can I visually read my own work? Not as great as when I'm not reading or writing at all.


Sorry, I don't think I quite understand. Thought I did.

So, when you say you can't "visually" read, is it that you get eyes stains or you read a few lines, get bored, and close the book? Or is it something else entirely?

And yes, before you ask, I did read the original post. From what I gathered, it was basically "whenever I try to read a book, I can only imagine my own ideas, rather than what might be happening in what I'm reading". So, say you're reading The Lord of the Rights and Tolkien is describing Sam, Frodo, and Gollum's journey across the Dead Marshes. Instead of imagining them, you are pulled out of Tolkien's world and are inside of your own, which could be, I dunno, a sci-fi mystery novel and the characters are exploring the surface of a newly discovered planet or something. Is that it, or am I totally wrong?

Is it something like what's discussed in this thread(?): http://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/21pafc/i_cant_imagine_the_things_im_reading/
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