Has 'writer's block' affected you at any point of time? How do you deal with it?
Hi, For me -- it's easy -- been doing it for years. Simply write whatever it is you've decided to write about -- do NO revisions -- go back in about a day or so -- reread and revise -- duplicate the process once more -- leave the second rewrite for about three days -- tweak and submit. Yes, I firmly believe any writer worth their "salt" will run up against a blank wall, once in awhile. So be it. Simply walk around that "wall" in the manner I've described --(see below) I'd be surprised if it DIDN'T work! PS Think back on your lifes experiences and adventures, be it: home;school; work; country; "street" stuff; kids; family; tradition; custom; whatever -- just dig as deep as you must to come up with a story or explanation you'd like to share -- even a good recipe is welcome -- just write it all down and adjust it, as I've described. Good luck. Mr. Rick
'Writer's block,' has not affected me that much. I will say though, that when it has I've done the same thing. I read it in a book entitled 'Writing the Natural Way.' What it is, is brainstorming. You draw a circle and write something in the middle. From there you draw lines to other circles, and you fill in ideas that come from the first circle. You do this until you run out of ideas or paper as the case may be. This stimulates writing ideas. It works. Try it.
Ah, the tyranny of the blank page... or in a more updated framing, that damned blinking cursor! I usually do something mindless but productive to give me inspiration-- cleaning the house, taking a shower, taking a walk around the neighborhood, washing the dishes, or mowing the lawn. I also think it's important to jot down ideas when they come, with a phrase or two to get you going, so you can come back to it later. Sometimes just trying to write about a small but important autobiographical event can also get things going.
I find that it does if I stay in one genre...i.e. political essays. I write politically, fiction/adventure, human interest stories, and poetry. Usually when one is difficult to spark, one of the others is not. So, I believe that is the secret...broaden your horizon. It is also very challenging and it will expand your skillset expotentially. ~!WB
I am currently suffering from the curse of writers block, but there is a little exercise that I find helpful and may ease the gears of your creative thought. Write a couple topic on pieces of paper. At least ten. Then put them into a hat, bowl, or some container. Draw one out and try to write about it for fifteen minutes. If this doesn't. Help you at least got a nice little piece of free writing to maybe expand into something more later. Hope this helps. XD
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