What to do when you feel you've ran out of things to write about?
I have come to a point where I feel I have run out of things to write about. The important things to me I have covered already. What do you do when you feel you have run out of things to write about?
I have no idea--that's never happened to me.
I've occasionally had a hard time deciding what's the best way to say what I'm trying to say, but that's a different problem.
Great question peeples. I think almost all of us do get "writer's block" at some point in time. What I would suggest is anything to stimulate your mind. Read, listen to music, take a long walk alone, even something you see on television may spark an idea. Been there and done that. Good luck.. hope it passes soon.
I wrote a hub about this recently. Although this has never happened to me, I know that clearing our minds and relaxing helps. Go for a walk, meditate, take a nap, do something other than write.
Find inspiration in nature, in people, in stories told to you in past years. Use your memories and lessons learned...call on your own history.
Like I said, though, this has never happened to me.
If writing were my job, or I was making significant income from it, I would try to look at the subjects that have been most successful and expand on them. I would also brainstorm for new subjects and research them to see if they had potential.
As it is, I consider writing more of a hobby, at least on HubPages. If I want to write, I do. If nothing comes to mind, then I don't worry about it.
I just got ideas after 2 months of block, each time it happens its a bit depressing for me. I am happy to say I wrote two Hubs this week, both about the same musical artist. When I have no ideas I just have to try and not think of writing and all I could be accomplishing or it would be much worse for me. I love to write about lots of things especially music, its where I got my start. My first magazine article concerned a Professor I was fortunate enough to have at WKU in KY.
I would first suggest to listen to music, it always almost always helps to get my mind clear so I can hear whats coming for me to write about. Sometimes the idea just hits me all of a sudden, like lightening.
I recommend music, quiet, and do anything that really relaxes you to come out of a block, the lost one I had was horrible, music got me thru it.
Hi Peeps ! By the way nice new photo , You're almost smiling ! Don;t worry , a day or two , a week or so ! All of a sudden boooom ! We'll hear from your awesome pen !
I agree with the rest of you, I don't think we ever really run out of things to write about, our minds just get too full of all the information we are receiving.
Every time I thought I was blocked and didn't have a thing to say, it was because I had stopped writing first thing in the morning, stopped doing meditation, stopped walking outside anyway, no matter what the weather.
It was when I needed a break, but I thought it meant quit.
I listened to the brain that said, "this is just mumbo jumbo, I am tired of editing it."
I can't shut off the flow of words that come pouring from my soul, and if I remember to take the time to write some of it down, anywhere on anything, just to get it out of my brain.
Throughout the day, I go to one of my favorite writing places on line and write free flowing, while listening to music loud, picking through the words that I hear, discovering farther on down the page, I did have something to say.
Years ago, I was taught, no matter what, do the following 4 things anyway, for a minimum of 15 minutes for at least 30 days. If we miss a day, yup, we have to start over. It becomes a glorious day when we succeed that accomplished month. The starting of a habit, gets easier with every day.
The 4 steps are: Write, Walk, Read and Play.
Even if you start answering your own question I think you may find a solution and provide tips to the other hubbers about what to do when they feel they have ran out of things to write about. Writing Hubs out of questions is more rewarding.
There are many websites that will give you topic ideas, thousands of them. That's one thing you can try. Also, if you think about it there are endless subjects to write about. You can answer hypathetical questions all day long such as; what would you do if there was an Apocalypse? What would you do if there was a biological epidemic that led to zombies trying to take over the world? If you could play poker with 5 people, anyone in the world, who would they be and why? If your dog could talk, what would it say? What is your idea of heaven, what does it look like, how would the typical day in heaven go? If you had three wishes, what would they be and why?
Thanks everyone. A couple weeks ago I got a pretty bad concussion and since then I can't seem to gather any useful thoughts for writing down. I feel like I have covered everything that is important to me. I don't like to write about random things. I guess I just need to give it some time and hope my thoughts lead me to something. Thanks again for all the great answers
First, I have to say that I love your energy and YOU MUST FIND SOMETHING TO SAY! lol. Anyway, when you don't have anything on your mind or you're not in the mood to put a Hub together, I think its a good time to catch with other Hubbers. I mean read interesting hubs that you haven't had time to read, interact with some other hubbers. Sometimes just hearing what other people have to say spawns your own new, Hub-worthy thoughts.
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