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bookwormSV
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Writers block

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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marilynpsychic
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Re: Writers block

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.

 

Good Luck!

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Re: Writers block

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!

 

-tf01

 

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bookwormSV
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Re: Writers block

 Thank you for the advice....I will try these things. =]

 


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birdsongDS
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Re: Writers block

I suggest relaxing. The harder you try to write the more stubborn your mind will be. Forget it, I'm not saying forget about writing or what you want to write about but take a break. Go out to eat, go to the park, sleep in or stay up watching a movie. Let your mind free itself and it will tell you when to write. I've had thoughts and in the time it takes me to put them down it all jumbled. Writers block just tells us that you are driven and that is not a bad thing! It will go away.
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Luna93
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Re: Writers block

What i do is i won't write. I'll just play the book in my head and think about wut i want to put on paper but not put it on paper. usually i can only write on weekends and in chapters at a time. there's no need to rush the story out of ur head. be patient with yourself and trust me you'll just get the urge to sit down and write something.
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Re: Writers block

Perhaps you're feeling the pressure to put words on the page or to make the writing great. If the ideas are there in your head, this seems to have something to do with the process of translating them to the page. You might try to take this pressure off yourself. Sit down and write casually, without the intention of writing on one of these ideas. Just tell yourself you're going to noodle around on the page. The more you do this, the more you'll shrug off the stigma of "not writing." Eventually, you'll gravitate toward one of those ideas.

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.
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Re: Writers block

What I do when I'm faced with Writer's Block is to write about it--I write out my thoughts, feelings and frustrations. What I need to be writing and why  I think I'm blocked goes down on paper. Eventually I'll get an idea or the urge to pick up the book and get going again. This process seems to work for me. You might give it a try.
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RosemaryH
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Re: Writers block

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!

Good luck,

Rosemary

 

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