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message 1: by Everly (new)

Everly Anders | 207 comments Mod
Here is an article about ten great ways to overcome writer's block.

Do you ever experience Writer's Block?

What works for you?

message 2: by Greg (new)

Greg Scowen (gregscowen) In the sense of writers block = not knowing where to take the story, what happens next? Never experienced that. I plan intricate plots long before I start writing.

In the sense of not knowing how to best write a particularly sentence... sometimes. I just write a filler in (the first words that come to my head), highlight it, and go back during the 2nd, 3rd or 4th edit runs.

message 3: by Paula (new)

Paula Millhouse (pmillhouse) | 133 comments Exercise.
Turn off the internet.
Learn to write everyday (I'm finding blog posts don't count toward my weekly goal word count).
Act out the scenes in your head.
I keep a long-hand journal of conversations with my characters.


message 4: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Herfst (stephen_herfst) | 53 comments I find my brain goes into neutral (writes naturally) when I have the TV on and listening to my music. It's funny how that works. I haven't had a writer's block yet, but I do recognise when I am more receptive to writing.

Just because you want to write doesn't mean you should.

message 5: by Christine (new)

Christine Rice (christine_rice) | 11 comments This is an article I wrote about overcoming writer's block:

The article can also be found in my book of essays, Essays for the Soul, which includes several other essays about the craft of writing.

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