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How does one get rid of writer's block?
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.

Explain your opinion in great detail.


I need to know how does a person get rid of writer's block. I have and it is very annoying right now. I'm trying to think of a new idea for a novel but nothing is working right. I don't want to come to my old stories because I want to try something new. But I'm not having the best of luck. Any advice worth giving?

Bonus Questions:

1) Do you think that writer's block is real?

2) Have you ever gotten writer's block?

Enjoy!!!


1. Yup

2. Yup.

Stop thinking about other junk. I've let myself get sidetracked with some bullshit from my relatives and I need to get that out of my head.
I've written a lengthy outline of the ideas that I have had that don't seem to coalesce... Sometimes if I just abandon the "project" that I really want to work on and work on something else for a while I'll find some new ideas for the "project" and things can start falling into place . . . THEN I can go back to what i really want to work on....

Just thinking....
Posted 7/22/15 , edited 7/22/15

qualeshia3 wrote:


unicornfairy wrote:

I get writer's block a lot because I am in school for Creative Writing.

I keep writing, you can always edit whatever you don't want out later
if you don't push through writer's block, you'll probably get it again
and again and again.

Just start writing, even if it's randomly.




Lucky.


How am I lucky? XD
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Posted 7/22/15

unicornfairy wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


unicornfairy wrote:

I get writer's block a lot because I am in school for Creative Writing.

I keep writing, you can always edit whatever you don't want out later
if you don't push through writer's block, you'll probably get it again
and again and again.

Just start writing, even if it's randomly.




Lucky.


How am I lucky? XD


You get to go to school for creative writing.
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I write articles and when I get writer's block, I just do something else for a while and then go back to the article.
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When I get writer's block... I give up.

Well, not always. Depends on what I'm doing. If it is important or I have a strong desire to finish a given project, I just find something else to do for a bit, give my mind some time to start synthesizing new ideas and whatnot.
Posted 7/22/15

qualeshia3 wrote:


unicornfairy wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


unicornfairy wrote:

I get writer's block a lot because I am in school for Creative Writing.

I keep writing, you can always edit whatever you don't want out later
if you don't push through writer's block, you'll probably get it again
and again and again.

Just start writing, even if it's randomly.




Lucky.


How am I lucky? XD


You get to go to school for creative writing.


Two words... English Comp...
I love my major.. but I hate...absolutely friggin hate
English Composition. I have to take English Comp I-IV -.-

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D-facto wrote:

Writers block is a fictitious disease created by those who cannot write.


Wowzers! What a comment!
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People with writers block can write, they just can't get what they want to write out onto paper.

Keep writing random stuff and it will eventually unblock. Then again, I have a world full of characters and places, but no real story.
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Jackalope82 wrote:

It is not a disease. People with writers block can write, they just can't get what they want to write out onto paper.

Keep writing random stuff and it will eventually unblock. Then again, I have a world full of characters and places, but no real story.


Thanks.
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Do something out of the norm or uncomfortable.
That usually works for me. The shock kind of sparks my imagination.
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Whenever I write, I easily get writers block because I want to hurry and get to the good part, but relaxing and taking a break from it helps. Taking your mind off it and going to something else to write or read something gives you more ideas. You don't want smoke come out your ears. lol
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Focusing too much on it can make it harder to write, which is weird. I find that I write the best when I'm relaxed and well-rested. Caffeine helps as well. Most ideas come to me not when I'm at my desk, but when I'm on the road or doing anything other than writing.

1) Do you think that writer's block is real?
Yes.

2) Have you ever gotten writer's block?
Yes. It's a good thing I have no talent for novels so I do poetry. Getting writer's block in the middle of a poem is frustrating, but I can't imagine getting it in the middle of what's supposed to be a 400 page novel. It must be really disheartening.
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Drugs, alcohol, music. These all helped me with writing lyrics or doing art, not sure about actual writing?
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