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Lillith BRONZE, Frankfort, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Dr. Martin Henry Fischer

Lillith BRONZE replied...
on Dec. 31 2009 at 7:36 pm
When you are writing just for fun and not for school or anything like that, don't try to force the words out. If something you wrote was forced out instead letting the words kind of flow out of you then honestly, it's ganna suck.


carlytracz PLATINUM, Manhattan, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"We allow ourselves to dream without fear of how impossible it may seem." -Z.H.
"Anything other than yes is no. Anything other than stay is go. Anything less than 'I love you.' is lying." -John Mayer.

carlytracz PLATINUM replied...
on Jan. 1 2010 at 8:49 pm
If it's the kind of block where you've written some already, but just can't seem to continue, you should try rereading what you've done so far. Maybe you can't continue because the last paragraph or sentence doesn't flow into anything else. It happens with me frequently, sometimes you just need to rewrite what you've already done.


DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

on Jan. 2 2010 at 6:43 pm
I think that when a teacher gives you something to write, you are also given boundary lines, know what you are going to write before you begin writing it. This may or may not be the case with when you are freewriting, but the way I get passed writer's block is go back to the beginning and start editing the story, making it better. By the time you get to the place you stopped, unless it is on the second page, you should have come up with some ideas, because no matter how good you think it is, it can always be better. Hope this helps. Good luck!


irenerose PLATINUM, Lawton, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.

irenerose PLATINUM replied...
on Jan. 2 2010 at 9:05 pm
a really great way to exstinguish writter's block is to write even if you don't feel like it. in my notebooks, probably a third of the pages are fragmants created during writting blockage lol. it creates more oppurtunities in the future to write when your stuck if you look back on those fragments for reflection and new ideas.


Andrnick replied...
on Jan. 4 2010 at 6:45 pm
Can anyone please see my story it's called run away and it may say by anoymous or andrnick; pick either one but please read it.

It only has 1 typing error which you'd notice and I have posted on it but please read it.


goddess_of_the_moon_123 SILVER, Beaverdam, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
'To unpath'd waters, undream'd shores' ~ William Shakespeare, A Winter's Tale

on Jan. 4 2010 at 7:13 pm
Totally agree with the people who've already posted: just look for something that you think is interesting, beautiful, annoying, etc. You'll be amazed what comes out!

Umm.. and (please) feel free to check out some of my stuff. I'd really appreciate any input!:)


BooksAndBroadwayFan, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There is no future, there is no past, thank God this moment's not our last. There's only us, there's only this. Forget regret or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way. No day but today." -Finale B, RENT

on Jan. 7 2010 at 9:44 pm
A story of mine that was just published is about overcoming writers block. Sometimes you need to let go and not think too hard and just write. You can edit later. It's what second drafts are for, what multiple



drafts do. My story is under anonymous because I wasn't ready to share



my name at that point but I'd appreciate it if



you could take a look one day



TeenInk.com/nonfiction/memoir/article/157480/Losing-It/


oliviarose SILVER, Wellington, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Live as if you'll die tomorrow, learn as if you'll live forever." -Ghandi

oliviarose SILVER replied...
on Jan. 9 2010 at 7:42 pm
Try taking a story you wrote in class (or maybe not even a story, just something) and elongate it and change it and turn it into a story. That's what I do when I want to write but can't think of a good topic.


cutiepatootie BRONZE, Beverly Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
Love is a friendship set to music. -anonymous

on Jan. 13 2010 at 5:47 pm
Take out a marker and a big poster to something to write on. Sit down for a little and write down every single word that comes to your mind. Once the poster is filled up, choose a word, and that's your new topic.


Kimmikko3 GOLD, Massena, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Your mind creates your reality. If you expect nothing, you open up the universe to give you options. If you expect the worst, you usually get it (James Patterson)

Kimmikko3 GOLD replied...
on Jan. 18 2010 at 8:28 pm
It might be easier to try not to force yourself to write just write when you are in the mood or something strikes you. It might be a good idea to carry something with you just in case you get a random amazing writing topic


missca1229 GOLD, North Tonawanda, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Life makes my heart sing

missca1229 GOLD replied...
on Jan. 19 2010 at 9:00 am
Go for a walk and think about what's going on right that very second. Whether you're thinking about something that happened that day or what a person is doing across the street. Think deeply for a moment and you'll find something.


xlacrossex22 GOLD, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.” ~Colin Raye~

xlacrossex22 GOLD replied...
on Jan. 23 2010 at 6:04 pm
I feel the same way. My sourounding really affect my writing. I personally am inspired by nature. I think that once one finds that of which inspires them, writing tends to come much more easily. And once again i agree with you on your last two points. I have to be in a "writing mood" to write. When i don't feel like writing...my work is never any good.


Mostly_Dead, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If you hadn't nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies. It's run down the curtain and joined the quiet invisible. This is an ex-parrot!" (Monty Python)

Mostly_Dead replied...
on Jan. 24 2010 at 1:24 pm
With Writer's Block, you can't force it. Just relax about it. Write ideas down and see if you can form connections. I tried forcing it and didn't have a word down for six months. It takes time.


SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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SarClark BRONZE replied...
on Jan. 28 2010 at 7:51 pm
What I really really like to do is when I have a bad day at school, I get on the computer and write about my day as I wish it was.


SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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SarClark BRONZE replied...
on Jan. 28 2010 at 7:52 pm
Btw also if you're on a long drive, put your ipod in your ears and zone. Seriously, I get sooo caught up in thinking, you'd be really surprised where i get to when I zone out


KittyMaiden GOLD, Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I wasn't kissing her. I was whispering in her mouth.~ Chico Maroc

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.~Dorothy Parker

KittyMaiden GOLD replied...
on Jan. 30 2010 at 7:51 pm
But how do you conquer writer's block when you have a deadline that is fast approaching but are completely stuck? I'm writing a novel and I have to have it completed by March for a project. I'm like halfway through it but I am absolutely stuck with this part but its not like a little part that I can just completely skip either...


ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

ShernayB. DIAMOND replied...
on Feb. 4 2010 at 3:13 pm
Whenever I write, I have to be mad or very passionate and confident that the piece will be good. But I don't find things to write about, they just come to me. If I'm looking out the window and a pretty blue bird is sitting on the bush, I will write about that. Or if I see something in a movie or something that's happening to me or a friend, then I write about that. It's not very easy "trying" to write a poem. It is easy if the words come to you.

Good luck. !!


SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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SarClark BRONZE replied...
on Feb. 16 2010 at 9:37 am
Sorry, this is really late, but what I'd suggest is you improvise. Not everything has to be planned and perfect. What's it about???


tanessa switch, Okla City, Missouri
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tanessa switch replied...
on Feb. 16 2010 at 10:10 am
hey are u on? its 10:10 am here in okl.city


evilvampire BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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evilvampire BRONZE replied...
on Feb. 18 2010 at 9:38 am
i always feel in the mood to write, but at certain parts i get stuck. I need help for chapter 16.