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tickledpink SILVER, Taytay, Rizal, Other
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tickledpink SILVER replied...
on Nov. 5 2013 at 10:05 am
Go daydream.:)

Carson_Beck GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Carson_Beck GOLD replied...
on Nov. 19 2013 at 3:04 pm
When I have writer's block I try watch tv, read, play video games, or listen to music, anything really to help me escape from reality and get me into a world of my own.

82northern, Port Huron, Michigan
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82northern replied...
on Nov. 20 2013 at 11:46 am
I'm the same i have to be inspired to write I always ask my friends to give me an idea!

TheUtopianWriter SILVER, Hays, Kansas
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on Nov. 25 2013 at 3:42 pm
Mary parker? wow! it's like peter and m.j. got married :D

CTbass BRONZE, New York City, New York
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CTbass BRONZE replied...
on Dec. 8 2013 at 8:33 pm
Carry a book and pen and just write random stuff down and try to find ways to link the random stuff you wrote. Get off the computer (unless you're reading my comment or working on your stories) and listen to some glitch mob or something, listen to music that is somewhat related to your subject mater (country music for westerns, techno and dub wub for not so distant future gone bad, etc etc.)

author_musical PLATINUM, Torrington, Wyoming
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on Dec. 11 2013 at 12:05 pm
Everytime I get writers block, I usually listen to music and I try to focus my emotions. That sounds all zen and weird but if you're happy, you can write something happy, sad, so on. Also, choose music to match the thing you're writing if you're stuck in the middle of a story. It really helps! so... check my work??? :)

Savannahbookworm BRONZE, Lilburn, Georgia
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on Dec. 15 2013 at 7:52 pm
I have trouble with this alot too... this tip probably won't work for a school writing prompt, bacause you need to "Use your time wisely" but anytime your get stuck, just type/write random things. I got stuck on one peice and I typed an entire page about how bored I was, and how stupid it was, but eventually, i got an idea! It sounds crazy, i know, but try it, it works!

Birdsinger SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Birdsinger SILVER replied...
on Dec. 21 2013 at 2:33 pm
For writer's block (not for school), I usually listen to music, often classical so the lyrics of a song don't mess with my thoughts. Or if it's good weather go for a walk. Just absorb your surroundings and once your story juices are flowing, get pumped up about that writing till you can't stand it anymore and have to write it down. Then the words just flow out.... Hope this helps!

JossyRose DIAMOND, Tampa, Florida
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JossyRose DIAMOND replied...
on Dec. 29 2013 at 11:03 pm
I usually listen to some of my favorite songs (especially if it has to do at all with what I am writing) or read a book/story because that can sometimes gove you the BEST ideas. Trust me. I've been a writer since I was a tot. Sadly, different strategies work for different people so it all comes down to what gets your brain flowing.

TopHatCactus BRONZE, League City, Texas
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TopHatCactus BRONZE replied...
on Jan. 28 2014 at 6:10 pm
I do this too, somehow it gets me in the mood to continue and write more.

destiny44 SILVER, Niagara On The Lake, Other
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destiny44 SILVER replied...
on Feb. 22 2014 at 9:15 am
That's a good idea, i as well am occasionally inspired by tv shows, movies and novels. 

CelticWriter SILVER, Saratoga Springs, New York
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CelticWriter SILVER replied...
on Feb. 23 2014 at 7:43 pm
If you're writing a story, try writing down what you already have so you can fill in the blanks later.

BTubz SILVER, Calgary, Other
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BTubz SILVER replied...
on Feb. 27 2014 at 8:01 pm
I usuallystart stories from the message up.  I'll find something in human nature and/or society that intriuges or disgusts me (usually disgusts) and then write about that in some sort of creative manner.   If I have no meaningful themes to write off of, I look to certain pictures and dive into the point of view of either an observer of this certain scene or as one of the characters in the picture.   That's a start, at least.  I find that 90% of my writing content comes as I write.

stellap BRONZE, Stausma, Alabama
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stellap BRONZE replied...
on Feb. 28 2014 at 12:28 pm
i find that if i read books or poems from some of my favorit writters it helps me come up with ideas that does not mean i steal there ideas, i just get my mind working and i come up with my own

micshea99 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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micshea99 PLATINUM replied...
on Mar. 8 2014 at 10:58 am
That is my life

samiluvshorses BRONZE, Voorhees, New Jersey
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on Mar. 17 2014 at 10:09 pm
I'm the same exact way! Although what my writing teacher taught me is a song is a form of a poem. I don't know if you like writing poems but if you do, put on a catchy song and make up your own words to the tune! It also makes ot much more enjoyable to write because you can just let the words flow easier.

samiluvshorses BRONZE, Voorhees, New Jersey
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on Mar. 17 2014 at 10:11 pm
And if you wouldn't mind checking out some of my poems;) I'm new to Teen Ink but I would really like some advice!

AutumnHines BRONZE, Lexington, Kentucky
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AutumnHines BRONZE replied...
on Mar. 21 2014 at 2:23 pm
From what I've learned from my several cases of writer's block- the teacher's prompt books don't help me at all. I usually go to an online dictionary website and use word of the day for inspiration. If that doesn't help I will listen to some meaningfull music with descriptive words. One of my best pieces I have written was inspired by a Taylor Swift song, Enchanted, on her Speak Now album. I also like to look up unusal nature photography. Sometimes even a hairstyle can spark something. If the hairstyle is neat and tidy, you can put your character in a setting where you might want to look nice. Hope this helped!

izzy_0314 BRONZE, Hartland, Wisconsin
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izzy_0314 BRONZE replied...
on Mar. 25 2014 at 10:14 pm
Something that gives me inspirtation is writing prompts. I look up tons of ideas online and have a few apps on my phone. I just write small prompts and they usually perk some ideas.

currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
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on Apr. 11 2014 at 1:57 pm
I always try and think of crazy words, or something that happened to me but then I write a story about it. Or just don't wait for the teacher to give you a promt and go and find one and look them up even if you don't use a prompt or you use several it might give you an idea.