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sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

sunnyhunny PLATINUM replied...
on Feb. 19 2010 at 3:26 pm
I had writers block and I actually wrote about it. Check it out, if you want. It just got put up.


LynniePop, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first." John 15:18 <3

LynniePop replied...
on Feb. 19 2010 at 10:12 pm
I wrote a 20+ page paper on writing... but it's more like a scholarly article and I can't find anyone who would want to read it. LOL.


AmberRose SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
5 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Even Monkeys fall out of trees."

AmberRose SILVER replied...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 12:28 pm
I get writer's block too!!! I tend to read other things or listen to music, that's what really inspires me.

Please read some of my work!!! I'm new!!!

Thank You!!! :]


Ambie BRONZE, Millville, Pennsylvania
4 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If it can be dreamed, it can be done."

Ambie BRONZE replied...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 1:04 pm
Well-I get writers block alot, but regardless, I still come up w/good ideas. My way of moving past writers block is to take several interesting titles or words and try to come up w/something that could branch off of it. It may work for you-it may not...it's what i do though.


Screen-name, Waterloo, Iowa
0 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.

Screen-name replied...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 4:39 pm
When I have writer's block, I try to find a place to be alone for a little bit. You could take a walk, or what I like to do is get up in the middle of the night and go outside (I usually do this when the nights aren't too cold). I just sit and wait for an idea to come to me. Sometimes if you're straining to find an idea, it won't come. Just let it happen. Let your mind wander.


*Myrissa*, Phoenix, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whether you live in the past, thrive in the present or look to the future, your never a second away from happiness."

*Myrissa* replied...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 5:17 pm
For me, i write what i feel. i take whatever is stirring inside me and mold it into whatever and from their its like a ripple affect i write from that and then from that and on and on. Maybe if you give your self a writing prompt. write about what gets your blood pumping or what moves you like a picture or an idea. Don't be afraid if it turns out bad because there's no such thing as bad writing. Thats what i love about it. It is what you make it. Its your own.


magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
27 articles 0 photos 231 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

magic-esi PLATINUM replied...
on Feb. 27 2010 at 7:59 am
The same thing happens to me! If you're having trouble with a novel, then take a break from it and read something and go do fun things to get inspiration.



If you just need writing prompts, try this one: Take a really bad book's plot and try to write it well.



Or take the title of some book and write what you think that book would be about.


VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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VioletsandVoice replied...
on Mar. 1 2010 at 8:15 pm
In my experience brilliant ideas just come when they come. If you do or read something to inspire them it is usually completely by accident and when you least expect it. Just be patient and it will come. I know waiting is hard (believe me I've been there) so while you are try writing something just for fun, like a story for little kids. It doesn't have to be the next New York Times bestseller it just has to make you smile.


Lily1 SILVER, Carbondale, Illinois
6 articles 9 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Like you, its true treasure etched within.”-One Night With The King

Lily1 SILVER replied...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 12:15 pm
I totally agree with you. I struggle with it too, but like some people have already said...listening to music and looking around really inspires me!!!


Yoshi_writes BRONZE, Houston, Texas
1 article 0 photos 4 comments
Yoshi_writes BRONZE replied...
on Mar. 4 2010 at 8:22 pm
Well when i possess a block in my creativity in a story or poem-- happens a lot considering that i write only in the moment of inspiration and once my writing utensil stops etching chicken scratches thats when i lose my train of thought i basically just wait it out or go on bout my regular routine then the ideals come rushing back again like a playful spring breeze.


Yoshi_writes BRONZE, Houston, Texas
1 article 0 photos 4 comments
Yoshi_writes BRONZE replied...
on Mar. 6 2010 at 11:32 am
I agree, writing can be at times spontaneous but i believe it has a purpose an intent of some kind.


Alanna SILVER, Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Alanna SILVER replied...
on Mar. 6 2010 at 6:43 pm
I like to pick something random and simple that no one usually notices and then brainstorm wacky ideas about it until I feel like I write again.


nikkilodyan SILVER, Lorton, Virginia
7 articles 2 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can apprecaite them when they're right and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

nikkilodyan SILVER replied...
on Mar. 10 2010 at 12:19 pm
I write about things that I personally go through.


raychell.faith GOLD, Somewhere You Left Your Heart, California
12 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You Risk Tears If You Let Yourself Be Tamed;" The Little Prince

raychell.faith GOLD replied...
on Mar. 11 2010 at 1:16 pm
The 3am Ephiphany, and The 4am Breakthrough are these AMAZING books filled with really cool exersises for the serious writer. Some of them are a little difficult if you aren't familiar with different writing rules and styles, but they will seriously open up all your creativity! Some of my best work has stemmed from those exersices.


Dragonslayer5000 GOLD, Boise, Idaho
10 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Resistance is Futile." -- Borg saying in "Star Trek: Next Generation"

on Mar. 11 2010 at 2:12 pm
Music works for me 90% of the time. Just choose your favorite that makes you relax. Oddly, I find Dragonforce comforting. :)


Authorgal98 GOLD, Frankort, Illinois
17 articles 0 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let your mind sart a journey through a strange new world..."

Authorgal98 GOLD replied...
on Mar. 14 2010 at 12:51 pm
I would set a fake deadline. A really close one, say tommorow. You have no idea how fast I write when I do that! Or, take a walk. That gives me good ideas. So does freewriting.


_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.


–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

_NoAir_ BRONZE replied...
on Mar. 27 2010 at 5:49 pm
You know, I have been published and I still get writer blocks. These are my tricks:

1. What topic interests you the most?

2. What would happen if a very important thing in life went wrong? That could be for a horror story.

3. Choose a book you like and ask yourself, "What is it that I like so much about the book?"

Hope my advice was a bit useful!


TanazMasaba GOLD, Dhaka, Other
16 articles 10 photos 214 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's Heaven on Earth."













---William W. Purkey

TanazMasaba GOLD replied...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 1:45 am
just take a deep breath n wait da story is gonaa com....it happens to me all da time i mean i think i hav tried 4 novels that i didnt finish so dis year i decided to finish one at a time n it really works when u make some one read it.....btw check my works pls


TanazMasaba GOLD, Dhaka, Other
16 articles 10 photos 214 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's Heaven on Earth."













---William W. Purkey

TanazMasaba GOLD replied...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 1:45 am
u still must be good so check my work pls i need criticism


TanazMasaba GOLD, Dhaka, Other
16 articles 10 photos 214 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's Heaven on Earth."













---William W. Purkey

TanazMasaba GOLD replied...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 1:47 am
i'll do it n check mine tooo i need critics