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Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:33 pm
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Matt Bellamy says...



Got writer's block? Recently slain the writer's block dragon after a long, grueling battle? Moan about it or show us how it's done here!
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Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:11 pm
jonny911 says...



Great idea! I just started a huge project but I'll check back from time to time to see if anyone needs help. Good job*claps and yells till i go horse*!
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:01 pm
Lini-chan says...



I've had writers' block for awhile as I'm writing the second draft of Silent Harmony, but come NaNoWriMo that'll have to be eliminated, at least for Altus Pennae(my NaNo novel).




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Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:05 pm
Aet Lindling says...



Take a long, musing, bath in tapioca pudding. Always works.

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But if you don't have the much tapioca pudding, any strange substance, preferably gooey, will do. Heck, in desperate measures you could dye the water, I guess.
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Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:08 pm
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Fan says...



I had one hell of a writer's block a few months ago, one that lasted for several months. But even if I couldn't put pen to paper to not even plan a story let alone write one, I always imagined. It's one of your greatest weapons as a writer, your imagination. I sifted through endless scenarios and plots and invented a myraid of worlds until one day I woke up and everything seemed to click. Now I've finished my first draft of a 60,000 word novel and am goign through the re-write. So my writer's block tip is this; if you can't be a writer, take off the mantle and become and imaginer instead. Then when it feels right, take up the mantle once more and let the words flow.




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Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:42 am
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baka-taiyaki says...



I just got out of a long battle with writers block about three days ago. While ideas kept coming and I wrote them down through planning, I found it absolutely impossible to start writing the actual thing. It was like I couldn't bring myself to type in the first paragraph.

However, a couple of days ago, I tried writing it by hand and found that I managed to actually get it down instead of hesitating and putting it off. I realised that when I tried to type it there was always going to be the temptation to go back over it and edit it, which then subsequently led to me agonising over how bad it sounded and then ending up deleting it all.

So, just as a little tip; if you find that you can't start it properly whe typing, try doing it by hand and then typing it up later.




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Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:56 pm
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Wolf says...



What is Writer's block?
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everything i loved
became everything i lost.


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Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:08 pm
Matt Bellamy says...



Ayra - Writer's block is when a writer doesn't know what to write next in a story, perhaps because they need some inspiration. Definition and ways to overcome writer's block here: http://www.answers.com/writer%27s+block&r=67 :)
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Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:34 am
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Wolf says...



Thanks :)
Actually, I think I may be suffering from a bout of Writer's block myself. I have had this idea for my story since third grade but I just can't seem to find a proper way to start it!
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Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:39 am
Gwenevire says...



Whey don't you start it with her travelling to the new world. Or something like that.




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Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:08 am
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-Why-
I'm thinking of something like that, but I'm just stuck. I just can't seem to properly capture her sense of extreme bewilderement and amazement that another world actually does exist.
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Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:15 am
Gwenevire says...



I understand... I think :P




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Fishr says...



I hate my characters. Every stinkin' last one of them. :D

...And I think that's why they're also loved. I just wish they stop stealing the show and throwing me into continuous blocks. Jeeze!
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Jiggity says...



I dont want to jinx it, but I've never really had a major, prolonged case of writer's block. There've been times when I struggled to come up with an appropriate way to start a story, but I'm rarely short on ideas - mainly because I write short stories. I'm not so optimistic for the novel I just started.

The easiest way to defeat it? Don't think. Stop thinking. Stop trying so hard. Just write. Your first sentence might be nonsensical, or irrellevant, but as long as you keep writing the shape of the story should appear to you...at least it does for me...


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Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:09 pm
Jasmine Hart says...



I'm not sure if I'm blocked or just unfocused, but I'm writing next to nothing, which is really scary. The first draft of my novel is sitting in a box. I have a bunch of first drafts of poems, and some second/third drafts, which I need to fix and put together, and one or two stories, unrevised, and a couple half/quarter stories.
This is the longest I've gone in ages without writing consistently. I've lacked routine since I finished the first draft of my book in August. Not good. Could be because I have a couple of things going at the one time. I kinda think the book has blocked me...is that crazy? I think I'm at teh stage where there's just too much,and I'm not sure what should get my attention. Any tips? *hopeful face*
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