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Writer's Block

  1. homesteadbound profile image89
    homesteadboundposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I have problems with writer's block. Has anyone else suffered from this? big_smile
    How do you deal with it? tongue
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    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You got a cute dog big_smile

      1. homesteadbound profile image89
        homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        She's my "angel". That is her name. I love her to death. She wants to be in the chair with me since it has  gotten cold.

        1. lobobrandon profile image83
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's nice big_smile

          1. homesteadbound profile image89
            homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5934345_f248.jpg

            Here's another pic!

            1. rmcrayne profile image94
              rmcrayneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yep, looks like an angel to me!

            2. lobobrandon profile image83
              lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Even cuter big_smile lol

              1. homesteadbound profile image89
                homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                She was a rescue from a puppy mill. She was a mama. When they rescued her she didn't have any hair. That is sad.

  2. ThoughtPolice profile image60
    ThoughtPoliceposted 5 years ago
    1. davenmidtown profile image85
      davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      writers block... I keep a notebook with hub ideas that I am evolving.  When I have writers block I work on the notebook or A work on a hub in process. Eventually something interesting causes a reaction.

      1. homesteadbound profile image89
        homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks davenmidtown! Actually the animals are blocking my ability to write! I too have a note book!

  3. davenmidtown profile image85
    davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

    I was not going to mention that... the one on your right is looking at my ankles...

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      She would be more likely to lick your ankles more than anything else.

  4. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    I have never had "writer's block".  Over the past 15 years, I have averaged one 500 word or more article per day.  That's 365 days per year, by the way.

    However, there have been times when I had no interest in writing.  Tired, stressed, busy with other things.. sometimes I have gone as much as a month without writing a thing and at other times I have done 3-4 posts per day.

    II certainly am not claiming that all of these were the finest work or even my finest work.  If you are fussier than I, you should expect to have less volume, but I have never understood how anyone could ever say that they have run out of ideas.

    Yes,developing the Idea into a piece of writing can be difficult - especially if you are fussy and demanding about what you will publish. 

    Certain ideas can also be hard to express - I have struggled for weeks over how to express some thoughts, but I charged ahead with others while that one was simmering.

    But ideas themselves?  I don't expect to ever run out.  The news is full of inspiration, so is my email and almost every conversation with friends.

    So, if lack of ideas is what you mean by writers block, no I have not.

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was referring to the cat and dog that were making it difficult to get to the keyboard. I have many ideas that are simmering and many just waiting to be written. Sorry to lead you astray!

      1. davenmidtown profile image85
        davenmidtownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sadly I can not participate in the forum any longer as it may drop my hubscore.  lol

      2. Pcunix profile image90
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am so used to seeing cats and dogs interfering with keyboards that I didn't even think it abnormal !

        Isn't that their function?

        1. homesteadbound profile image89
          homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It is in my house, and they tag team me. When one cat leaves, the next one steps in! lol!

      3. rmcrayne profile image94
        rmcrayneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think I might have a similar problem.

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        1. homesteadbound profile image89
          homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes you do, but it is a rather good problem to have, isn't it?

          1. rmcrayne profile image94
            rmcrayneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes indeed.  At our house we call them HELP-ers, because they love HELP-ping.  (Always said with a wink.)  We say "It takes a different amount of time to get things done with so much HELP."

            1. homesteadbound profile image89
              homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I know it takes longer to write a hub with all this help!

    2. Michele Travis profile image68
      Michele Travisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am a newbie,  but it sounds like you are all very good at this.

  5. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I usually have the opposite problem. I call it "writer's diarrhea." Yeah, gross, I know. But it's apropos!

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      May you never be cured! I hope to have such a problem!

    2. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Habee!

      You NEVER make spelling or grammatical errors!

      I wouldn't even mention this if it were anyone else - apropos -  you must be over tired from Xmas and I insist that you go lie down immediately!

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Lol, PQ - I make 'em all the time! I find the older I get, the more I make. Thanks!

        BTW, I have a hard time seeing my mistakes when they're still "fresh." Sometimes when I read a hub again a few days after it's been published, I can see my mistakes. Oh, this morning I typed the word "about" and thought it looked really strange. I think I'm getting Alzheimer's.

  6. tlpoague profile image88
    tlpoagueposted 5 years ago

    I have been so stressed lately, that I am loosing my desires to write. I went through a week where I kept rejecting my ideas to write because I just couldn't get my stories to flow. I too, have a fur ball that loves to lay on my arms as I am trying to type. Screws me up every time...LOL!

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I really hate it when they start typing! The other day I was all of the sudden sending a money gram. She had stepped on my mouse pad. As I back clicked that was beside the hub. lol

  7. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    I am like Habee.  Lots of ideas.  Lots of effort.  Not enough time.

  8. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    One of my furkids enjoys hanging his big head over my right shoulder as I type. I think he's trying to provide moral support. lol


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    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Haha big_smile

    2. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love it! I like that kind of moral support!

  9. Tara Anderton profile image60
    Tara Andertonposted 5 years ago

    The elusive writers block! I have never actually experienced it but I feel for you! Maybe you need to take a break to get a new perspective on your work! What sort of things do you write?

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I usually write about whatever strikes me, But this particular writer.s manifests itself  as warm gray and furry.

  10. Moon Daisy profile image83
    Moon Daisyposted 5 years ago

    I get writer's block sometimes, and I find that if I try to push it and write anyway it doesn't turn out very good.  It feels forced and I'm not happy with what I've written.  So I just write when I feel like it.  When I'm in the right mood (usually really late at night, annoyingly!), then the words just fly out almost faster than I can type them!  So that kind of makes up for the slow times.

    Love the animal photos.  And I'm glad they "help" to write stuff.  Maybe they need their own accounts?

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know abut that, The other day one of them tried to send a money gram!

  11. ktrapp profile image90
    ktrappposted 5 years ago

    Oh - now I understand the zoo you were referring to, or rather Davenmidtown was referring to in your hub.

    Here is my partner in writing crime. Yesterday, we took the day off hubs to do a little shopping.


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    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      He is a cutie! Does he do some of your typing for you also?

      1. ktrapp profile image90
        ktrappposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If you're going to mention my dog in your forum, at least get it right - it is actually "SHE" Haha! Haha! smile smile smile

        (That's a little humor regarding the "Frank" name-spelling squabble on AEvan's top hubbers list which carried over to sunshine625's top 100 hub.)

        Anyway, Ruby, curls up ON my arm as I type. She is a huge cuddler! You do have a zoo - the start of your homestead I guess.

        1. homesteadbound profile image89
          homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Actually you only see 2 of the five here. What you are not seeing is a golden retriever mix - a little big for the lap - and two more cats. The other day I was sitting in that chair with an additional cat.
          Give Ruby my apologies. I should have realized that that cute face could only be a female...
          I see your hubber score is dancing all over the place also.

          1. ktrapp profile image90
            ktrappposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Plus she is a shopper. That should have been a dead give-away that she is a she.

            The previous picture she was shopping for birds, and next you can see her meeting a scary bulldog in the dog dish aisle, trying on collars, and finally home with a new rawhide and collar. She also got a manicure (actually a nail-trimming).

            BTW - I think I better go re-read my goal setting hub again. I don't think posting lots of pics of my cute little beagle is part of my Jan. goals.


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            1. homesteadbound profile image89
              homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Sometimes it doesn't hurt deviate a bit. Besides - they are such cute pics! You can't help but show them off!

  12. davenmidtown profile image85
    davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

    and she wants silkie chickens too... and possibly a lion... I think she should stick to the box of animal crackers!

  13. ergenzinger profile image61
    ergenzingerposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I hate writer's block. How I deal with it depends on the type of writing involved. If it is scientific or legal writing then outlining sometimes helps me. Alternatively, if I am stuck on the introduction I might just start writing portions of the middle and then construct the intro and transitions later. If it is creative writing and I am coming up dry for topics, I might surf the Internet and just see where it leads me or start jotting notes of recent funny anecdotes or things my kids have said.

 
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