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Monday, September 24, 2012

How to get rid of writers' block?
I often times get bogged down by too much information that I collect for my writing, and I fall into the writers' block. Ideas dry up and the ink of my pen runs out! How can one overcome the writers' block?
Mohamed

5 comments:

  1. Honestly, sometimes I find it's just a matter of pushing through the pain. Sit and write. Maybe the first day you only get a sentence, the second day 1/2 a sentence, but if you keep going, eventually, you'll find a rhythm and the block will leave.

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    1. Mohamed, I try and forget the pressure to write something "good". Even if I start with "It was a dark and stormy night..." I eventually get into a groove where I'm shutting out that inner critic. For me, most of my blocks are due to my inner critic insisting that I come up with something brilliant.

      Kevin J. Anderson had a quote I really like: "It doesn't have to be good, but it has to be done."

      A book that I've got on my to-read list is "On Writer's Block" by Victoria Nelson. It's been highly recommended and it might be worth a look.

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  3. I haven't had it often, but when I do get it for a particular story, I switch to a different piece of work and that helps a lot - I've found it has to be something quite different though.

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  4. Thank you guys, I haven't even been following the posts lately. I'm just seeing these posts now. Thank you all.
    Mohamed

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