Does stress cause writers block?

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  1. Google Gal profile image60
    Google Galposted 11 years ago

    How do you handle your writing when your really stressed about something? Do you submerge yousrelf in it and write more or do you get total writers block and write nothing? For me its the total writers block thing what about you?

    1. DogSiDaed profile image59
      DogSiDaedposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It helps me on the poetry front, because I try to drag my mind away from the real world. That's why I've been writing so much recently, but now I'm relaxed I'm writing more about music I'd like to share and such. (Plus I like the opportunity to show more people my music, because it is a passion of mine smile)

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      if i am stressed, like on a deadline, i submerge myself and write more and tend to get swallowed up by it. but it is impossible to do any creative writing if i am stressed out.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    Definitely in my case, and depression.

    1. Google Gal profile image60
      Google Galposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Does that keep you from writing?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image80
        Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Sometimes it does. Sometimes I can write my way out of it.

  3. mega1 profile image72
    mega1posted 11 years ago

    yes, writers block, eczema, indigestion (shall I go on?)

  4. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 11 years ago

    Hahaha sorry for a moment there I had to put my glasses on I thought you said Does stress cause writers cock?

    Anyway... I believe it could, because if you are stressed then that stress could lead to frustration that you can't write and then you simply can't perform, so there ya go writers cock.. er block!

  5. wrenfrost56 profile image78
    wrenfrost56posted 11 years ago

    My best creative stuff happens when I am stressed and depressed. But I don't sleep or eat. You win some you lose some!

  6. starme77 profile image78
    starme77posted 11 years ago

    For me , stress completly stops me from writing , the past several months have been extremly stressful for me and so I haven't written much at all ,I really  need to stop stressing and start writing again smile

  7. livewithrichard profile image81
    livewithrichardposted 11 years ago

    Having writer's block stresses me so I just walk away from it for a short time and come back with a fresh perspective. This only happens when I'm working on my screenplays and almost never when I'm on here writing info and product hubs.

    The reason I get stressed is because I try to give each of my characters their own voice and when I find the voices blending I have to scrap it and rethink it rewrite it...

    What helps me, is to go where there are a lot of people and just listen to the way people are talking.  It's kinda like snooping, but I call it research smile

  8. Jonathan A Gill profile image56
    Jonathan A Gillposted 11 years ago

    I don't write when I'm stressed … I try to do something else, and come back to the writing later.

  9. gracenotes profile image84
    gracenotesposted 11 years ago

    In the past, I've written some pretty good letters even though stressed out.  But that's intended for a party of one, and I could feel free to unleash my emotions.  Sometimes it was therapeutic.

    I just can't seem to compose hubs or any writing that requires compositional skills when I'm upset about something going on in my life.

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 11 years ago

    I really dont know but to write when you are stressed out, you might infect the mood of others who will read your articles,

  11. AdsenseStrategies profile image65
    AdsenseStrategiesposted 11 years ago

    I never get writer's bl...

    1. RedElf profile image86
      RedElfposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      big_smilebig_smilebig_smile good one!

  12. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 11 years ago

    It certainly does, well in my case anyway.


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