Writers Block
Saturday, May 21, 2005

How do you deal?

The story I want to write is there but for some odd reason doesnt want to come out or wont come out the way I want.

I did watch the show today to get my creative juices flowing and it helped a little bit. I know it will come to me.

I should probably keep a note book for ideas and stuff.

Oh I think I heard on the TV earlier the add for Firefly on Sci Fi channel, It sounded like they said Firefly an July 22.


Sunday, May 22, 2005 7:53 AM


It also helps to talk about it! Thanks for the advice.

Sunday, May 22, 2005 4:20 AM


I saw an interview with a young poet from Mexico (interviewer said he was the Mozart of poetry). He said that when he gets writers block he writes down all the reasons WHY he has writers block.

Sunday, May 22, 2005 4:15 AM


Advice from a writer...


Don't stop writing, and when you are finally done.

Write some more.

When you collapse, stop.

Reawake and repeat the process.

When you are near death, then and only then...

Pick out the useless information.

Good luck.

Sunday, May 22, 2005 2:36 AM


I can only remember two bits of advice on writer's block from two professional authors whose names I long since forgotten. The first was to smoke and smoke a lot. The second was to keep writing until your writer's block goes away.

Oh, and imho, stories can never be too short.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 8:01 PM


In any area which involves creativity, whatever blocks will occur. I get this from time to time with math.

First I just let my mind wander. I let things pop in whether they are related or not. Most of the time this works.

If that doesn't work, I tend to pace back and forth, which sometimes irritates people depending on where I am ;-) In fact I've proven a number of things writting at my desk standing, not sitting.

If I'm still struggling, I go do something else. Could be surfing the web, or reading, or watching TV/DVD/etc or... Just something to get my conscience mind off it and onto something else so my sub-conscience mind can work on it. Usually I'll get an epiphany (typically while in a compromised position ;-)).

But if nothing comes to me, I just make sure to get a good night sleep and start again in the morning.

At any rate, its worked for me so far, so...

Saturday, May 21, 2005 6:54 PM


One of the most important things to do I think is that once you get an idea any idea (A piece of dialog, a situation anything) write it down someplace then build on that idea latter.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 6:30 PM


I know there short sometimes I cant think of what to write. A friend of mine said just keep it going, just when you think its going to end having something else happen. I was thinking of combining chapter 1 and 2 and adding in where he tells her about the life they lead and then ending it there, and then write some really cool adventures.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 6:06 PM


From what I've heard, you just have to keep writing. I have a good friend that has finished a few novels, some short stories, and a few scripts. He just tries to be diligent and write every day for a set number of hours, even if the writing is bad in his opinion. Rewrites and editing are common. Hope that helps. BTW, I read your fanfic posts and thought they were a good start, if a little too short. :-)


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