Writer's Block (6)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2009-12-18 05:52 ID:EoIJY8CF

Some of us write as well as read. For those who do, what are your methods for getting past writers block?

Inb4 how bad we may be at writing. This isn't a scorn nor pity party.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2009-12-27 07:51 ID:/gPeUhRH

Describe things, and come up with ideas about the things around you- coffee makers, trees, tv, people, whatever- and write them down.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2010-01-09 04:19 ID:fvkGR8+4

Think harder.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2010-03-01 04:07 ID:lnCD23u2

You should try this method to get you to write something..

Turn of your monitor and just write to whatever comes to your mind. Don't stop for anything, not for typos, corrections etc. Keep at it for 30 minutes or as long as you want. After you are done, check to see what you have. The material may not be as great as something you put time into, but you might have at least 3-6 pages of material to work with.

That can get your head into moving gears.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2010-03-13 04:59 ID:vbEEikjX

No such thing as writer's block, it's just an excuse used by lazy writers to be lazy.

So really, the best method to get through writer's block is to write.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2010-03-14 00:57 ID:TmAK5+eG

I think the best way to get rid of writers block is to find something to write that isn't subject to your "block" (i.e. at a forum you're interested, in about a topic you like; in a journal; whatever) and keep your writing skill honed so that you are better able to write in general. The human brain is adaptive, not static, and it also doesn't usually respond so well to "quick-fixes". It's function is best improved with gradual habituation. So basically, the more you write, the easier it is to write.

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