Writer's Block Thread

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Writer's Block Thread

Writer's Block Thread


I think we all need this at some point :/

anywayz, rant about writer's block, ask for tips on writer's block, ect. and it doesen't just have to be writer's block, it can be about developing characters, developing fantasy worlds, stuff like that. :)

submitted by Darkvine, age idk, snakes&emojis
(March 9, 2023 - 1:43 pm)

Nice idea!

For me it helps if I write slowly (I always write everything on paper, in a notebook), taking my time over forming the letters. Idk, maybe it's just cause it gives me more time to think, but it really helps with writer's block. It also helps to just let the whole story sit for a while, without thinking about it, and then come back to it a few days later; suddenly you have a fresh perspective.

Iffy says "oknpm." Okay, N pm - so you're saying okay, I should go to bed cause the time is N PM?  Maybe she's trying to say ten PM? Actually it is evening... so all right Iffy, I hear and I heed.

Or do I?

submitted by Poinsettia, age immortal, Narnia
(March 14, 2023 - 9:37 pm)
submitted by Topsettia
(March 15, 2023 - 11:10 am)

It's a real struggle.

submitted by Flamarestii
(March 16, 2023 - 2:29 pm)

Aah writer's block is terrible! I've found that it helps to just write down small scenes, whatever scenes occur to you, and not worry about weaving any of them together into an actual story.

submitted by Amethyst, a vale of violets
(March 27, 2023 - 8:30 pm)
submitted by topitty la top
(March 28, 2023 - 5:39 pm)

random things about my writing at the moment:

a) The heroine of my latest novel (a romance based very loosely on Alexander the Great's life) is the only female character for the first six chapters, and even after that there's only an old woman and another girl :0

b) I've realized, wayyy too late, that I should have shipped this main character's sister and best friend... I mean they're literally perfect for each other! But I've already gotten each one (happily!) married to someone else, and they both have children already, and it would completely mess up the story if I went back and changed everything... why don't I realize these things sooner :/

submitted by Poinsettia
(March 29, 2023 - 7:54 pm)

What works best for me is to put aside whatever I'm working on, and just WRITE. Not the story that's giving you heck at the moment. Just open a blank doc, turn to a blank notebook page, and write whatever comes to mind. Does it not makes sense? GREAT. That's perfect.  Introduce random characters, make them say absolutely any-and-everything. It could go anywhere. If the whole thing is stupid, that's okay. If it turns into a short-story masterpiece, sure, that's great. But it definitely doesn't have to. Even if it has no closure and makes no amount of sense, hopefully you've helped break your mind out of whatever block it's stuck in.

Sometimes if you're writing something that's long, or considering something your main project, it can get stressful. I often feel a bizarre pressure; that it has to be perfect somehow, and if I write it badly I'll ruin it. It's good to remember that writing is fun, and to let yourself write whatever silly thing you want.  I tried just writing a random story after months of not writing, and ever since then i've been writing regularly again. It was so good to remember that writing was fun and that I loved it. :)


submitted by Darkling
(March 29, 2023 - 10:40 pm)