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Writers Block? (This works for me)

#1 User is offline   Whiskey Jim 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:52 PM

Writers block can suck. There are many things that can be done to remedy it but I would like to suggest one.
I was a bit blocked but still wanted to keep writing in some way. I was working through the MBotF and decided I
would contribute to the Wiki. I reread DG chapter 11 and wrote a chapter summary for it. Half way through writing
the summary by muse was doing backflips. Whatever clog I had in my mind was flushed out and I started to rush
the summary out to get back to it. I'm partially through chapter 12's summary and as soon I get a mental hick-up,
on my own writing, I'll be finishing it. Something about analyzing Erikson's genius, helps to bring out my own.

So, when I get blocked, I'll be doing Wiki work. Posted Image

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:06 AM

There must be a pill for this vexing problem :-)
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:31 AM

View PostWhiskey Jim, on 06 January 2015 - 11:52 PM, said:

So, when I get blocked, I'll be doing Wiki work. Posted Image


:) Has Egwene temporarily taken over your account?
She went and she left me like litter. She took all future summers with her. I lost all my money cuz I tried to bribe her. Now I can only afford an amateur sniper.
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 07:47 PM

That is not Egwene behind the couch. Nothing to see here. Posted Image
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:35 PM

I already gave up on writing articles as I really suck on it not just because of writers block. Good thing there are article writing services now for my website where I can avail contents without too much effort. Try to find time to relax sometimes to overcome this problem.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:21 AM

I guess I was pretty lucky when I used to write cause I never had this issue. Damn I need a laptop to get back into the game.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 11:36 AM

If I get a block I tend to go and play videogames for a bit. Works overall, and to be fair my project is quite heavily influenced by games such as Thief (to the point I've had to drop a couple of nods to it in there).
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:05 AM

View Postbandwest, on 13 January 2015 - 01:35 PM, said:

I already gave up on writing articles as I really suck on it not just because of writers block. Good thing there are article writing services now for my website where I can avail contents without too much effort. Try to find time to relax sometimes to overcome this problem.


I looked at the link. Using a VERY LARGE FONT they advertise, "High-quality writing services by native English writers." Native English writers is always a plus, lol.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:35 AM

To bring this back up, something I sometimes do is take time away from particular characters and just write another one for a bit. Generally I have an idea as to what a character would do, but the last run I did with the main one came to a point where I needed to write the second main, and I've managed to write myself something that advances the story in a way I hadn't intended AND allows me to draw in another character who I'd been wondering how to fit into things for a while.
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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:36 AM

what jump starts my muse is writing a story or article based on words in the dictionary.

View PostWhiskey Jim, on 22 January 2015 - 03:05 AM, said:

Native English writers is always a plus, lol.

As a native english speaker, I can say that is stereotypical and not always a plus. A native doesn't have t he experiences of your culture, your values, and on top of that get little things mixed up like write and right or ly and lie.

Then there is the differences between british, canadian and us english speakers.

finally, most natives don't know anything about commas.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:58 PM

View Postprotoclave, on 01 June 2015 - 05:36 AM, said:

what jump starts my muse is writing a story or article based on words in the dictionary.

View PostWhiskey Jim, on 22 January 2015 - 03:05 AM, said:

Native English writers is always a plus, lol.

As a native english speaker, I can say that is stereotypical and not always a plus. A native doesn't have t he experiences of your culture, your values, and on top of that get little things mixed up like write and right or ly and lie.

Then there is the differences between Correct, Incorrect and Incorrect english speakers.

finally, most natives don't know anything about commas.



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:24 AM

My writer's block is caused by compulsive self promotion. My debut novel was published and I can't concentrate on writing anymore. I sit down to write and end up looking for potential book reviewers. This has interfered with my reading also. As an old guy, I now wonder if I've gotten in over my head.
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