04-12-2009 10:11 PM
I'm currently having writer's block and haven't written for about a week or so. I have the thoughts in my head and I know where I want to go with the book, but I can't seem to put it on paper.... I need ideas on how to get through a writer's block....
What do you do when you get writer's block?
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Stace aka BookwormSV
04-13-2009 02:55 PM
If you'll scroll down this and the previous page, I think you'll see several threads -- and some very good suggestions -- about how to deal with Writer's Block.
Sounds like you have settled on what to write, you just can't get started. The best way to get past that hesitation, is just to sit down and write a paragraph that you most want to get down on paper. That paragraph can be from anywhere in your book or backstory: a character description, start of a chapter, or even rewriting a paragraph in your book that's been bothering you. The point is to just jump in. By the time that paragraph's written, your creative juices should be flowing again.
04-13-2009 06:56 PM
Knowing what you want to write is one thing; writing it, however, is another.
I have been the victim of writer's block several times, and, throughout my relationship with writing, will no doubtedly experience its extreme brain hemmorage more than once in the future. My best advice to conquering writer's block is to, even if the inspiration isn't coming, try writing anyways. And if by the end of the day (or hour) you don't like what you've written, the only thing you've lost is time and, believe it or not, you have gained something: Knowing that writing this part of your story isn't going to work a certain way.
My best wishes to defeating your block!
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04-28-2009 11:49 AM
Also, I echo what marilynpsychic suggested: do a search for writer's block in this book club. It's come up many times and you'll find additional great advice.
04-28-2009 01:30 PM
04-29-2009 08:08 AM
Last week I was on a panel about Writers block (at Murder 203, a mystery conference.) These may not work for the type of book you're writing but they might inspire you...
- write a short (or not so short) bio of one of your characters. Sometimes that will help you realize what they would do next.
- work on your synopsis or outline. Thinking big picture is often a nice break from small picture.
- just tell yourself you are going to write one paragraph today.
-if all else fails, have someone walk into a room with a gun!
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