Writer's block (70)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-09 14:30 ID:N02EZs2F

When you have writer's block and run out of things to write, what do you do to get new ideas?

2 Name: artemisdesari : 2009-09-09 14:47 ID:5DzFGVKm

I usually put my i-Pod on shuffle, and then free write for the length of the song, whatever comes to mind, soon as the song ends I start a new one, and another and another, sometimes I find inspiration in it, mostly it just clears the blockage.

3 Name: Eszie : 2009-09-09 15:24 ID:yZ+c6N/Y

I'm always writing more than one story. When I got stuck at one story, I keep on writing at the other. And when I got stuck at that story, I see if I had any other idea's about how I should go on with the first one and other wise I write further at an other story =D

4 Name: Judaphine : 2009-09-09 15:35 ID:JsPsN8SI

I tried your idea a couple of times in the past Eszie, but all it did for me is generate new stories, most of which haven't been posted... or typed. XD

5 Name: Chris000 : 2009-09-09 16:51 ID:e9K3Yq0O

To date I've only had a few close calls. I've never officially had Writer's Block. I just sit and think. I usually play some music to get the mind flowing.

6 Name: Azmodai : 2009-09-10 04:48 ID:v4ytnY5p

when i have writers block it can be solved by one of two ways for me.

1) Music, closing my eyes and just typing, 9 times out of 10 it becomes rubbish and i delete that section but it lets me just put my ideas down to write.

2) Start a new project until i get ideas, because i use fanfic as a way to improve my writing for when i try and become published every little bit is gold for me. I continue and write any idea that comes to me and see how far i can go with it, If i can get far enough to make it work thats great, if i can't then normally i've got ideas for my old story and can go back to it.

7 Name: Bola : 2009-09-10 05:25 ID:B2UgjeNY

Yeah, I just listen to some music and read other author's fanfictions, not necessarily in the same fandom. It just gives me inspiration to read or reread my own ones. It's sometimes confronting to see what you wrote such a long time back... Such crap, sometimes... :) It makes you wanna do better and not make the same mistakes again.

8 Name: Azmodai : 2009-09-10 05:44 ID:v4ytnY5p

ugh dont get me started on the crap from long ago... my neopets crossover fic was 21 pages long of sixe 10 font and only about 4 chapters long included a 16 year old Self Insert who became the DADA Teacher while facing 3 enemies, Dr. Sloth, Jhudora and Voldemort himself... that quickly ended up in the rewrite pile shortly after it went up.

9 Name: Bola : 2009-09-10 07:53 ID:B2UgjeNY

:P

10 Name: Elizzi : 2009-09-12 09:42 ID:oB4X3HAp

If I'm stuck I just look at material related to what I'm writing about and that helps. Inspires me with where I can take it.
Reading other fanfic helps too.

11 Name: Athosionwarrior : 2009-09-12 09:48 ID:o3qo7fwT

If i am stuck i normaly go for a run or something like that. but when i write i am never without a cup of coffee.

and when i am really stuck and running an coffee wont help i normaly work on another project....

12 Name: Warper : 2009-09-12 09:56 ID:GjF7I38j

ooh the infamous writer's block...

Actually I just grab a book and read and try to get inspired by that.

Currently on 'The Warrior Heir'.

13 Name: bueno : 2009-09-12 13:52 ID:SrH9qRYL

Usually I read a book, listen to some music. Debating also seems to get me into the mood to write, though I can never keep on one subject and it tends to go haywire after a while.

14 Name: Sukari : 2009-09-12 15:53 ID:d9LDhFTQ

I've got writer's block right now! Not for a new story, but for the upcoming chapters in my two of my stories. I know what I'm writing I just can't decide HOW it should happen, you know?
I've gotten over it before by just reading other fan fictions, or just going for a walk, which gets me feeling creative again.
Lately I've been feeling too fed up to write though, and I think I use "writer's block" as an excuse, but the whole plot is there in my head, I'm just too lazy to type it out in detail!

15 Name: sailorjupiterox : 2009-09-13 09:22 ID:8/gtSb1T

You know what I do? Before I start each story. I write down notes on where I want the plot to go, what I want the characters to be like, etc. I just re-cap on those and try and let that help me.

If that fails, I go to bed :)

16 Name: Klosr2Virus : 2009-09-13 12:00 ID:nxfYLkOb

I listen to music and let my mind wonder.

17 Name: horned reaper 266 : 2009-09-13 13:00 ID:sSKd0DeD

ahh writers block my motal foe killer of all my storys i tend to keep on going with my story's untill i am struck by writers block

18 Name: elecktrum : 2009-09-19 14:39 ID:v6DU4gJV

Writer's block is the bane of my existence right now. However when it strikes as it has now, I go write for another fandom than the one I'm concentrating on (I can only focus on one story, one fandom at a time - drives me nuts). I also dig out the picture books for inspiration or throw on music I know gets my brain in gear.

Sometimes I'll just write. Even if I produce nothing but crap, at least I'm writing something and I know what NOT to include in the story.

19 Name: Prism0467 : 2009-09-19 15:30 ID:1vG/J30k

You know how you sometimes get reviews from readers who try to tell you how the next part of your fic should go? Isn't it easier for you to suggest how someone else's fic should proceed than it is for you to figure out your own sometimes? Well, use that to your advantage!

I'm a big fan of a specific fic, and I always left reviews whenever it was updated. The fic is of a pairing for which I have written several fanfics myself. So one day I got a PM from the author of that fic asking me to RP one of its characters in a scene for which she is having trouble writing. She sent me an excerpt of the chapter via e-mail and I responded as that character. It worked like a charm! She got over the hump and was able to finish the chapter. The rest is history.

Try finding someone who knows your story well and sending them a PM asking them to help you. Of course you don't have to go with that person's ideas but a fresh perspective on the scenario can't hurt.

By the way, that author and I are now mutual betas. I've RP'd for her again since that first time. I love her work and consider it an honor to be able to help her with it.

My humble food for thought.

20 Name: iole01 : 2009-09-20 03:28 ID:3dZzlrJY

Writer's block is a curse =P I honestly belive that authors do their best when they are inspired. However, I find it extremely unfair when people just end their stories. Author's shouldn't be scared to ask advice from the readers and accepts criticism, even though sometimes it may be hard on your ego, it is really the readers you are trying to please, so its goot to get their opinion on everything. Sometimes it may surprise you the good ideas they get!

21 Name: Leanne1990 : 2009-09-21 15:13 ID:15MEeFHr

I can't stand writer's block. I write mainly Beyblade stories due to the fact i started on it, but it's made it so much harder to write for other anime's. It's like a permenant curse for me. I plan most of mine on paper and when i get to reading through it before i type it up i start adding bits and then I stuck on what to write next. I must have rewrote my Cardcaptor Sakura and Naruto story I've been writing for 2 year now about 20 times. Anyone got any ideas on how to get rid of writer's block?

22 Name: allgamesallday : 2009-09-23 09:55 ID:LL12/jkQ

I hate getting writer's block. When I do get it, I try listening to music, reading all the books I can and going over my story notes.
Failing that, I leave the story for a week or so (depends on the homework) and then come back and just keep writing something. Even a sentence helps because I just keep going.

23 Name: Twilightandpokemonqueen : 2009-09-23 12:59 ID:S7zmNlb8

I really dislike writer's block. I get it on the stories I want to finish but not on the one that I have only written a few chapters (I've got about 100 chapters planned out)

24 Name: Ginger Freak : 2009-09-27 02:19 ID:/FhTMZCh

I get writers block a lot and for me, there not really a cure for it. I do what some people on here do, move onto my other story until I get writers block for that and then I have a problem. Sometimes I just write one sentence and then add another one the next day cuz it was the only thing I could think of.

I've sometimes find that it just flows and comes to you after having about a weeks break not thinking about it. And then again sometimes it doesn't work.

25 Name: Adelaide : 2009-09-27 09:26 ID:ic28lo7B

I'm just going to list the things I have done for writer's block:

  • Go lose yourself in something else for a while. Go to bed, make a good meal, do a big chore, or work on another project of yours (whatever other hobbies you're into). I find that it works best if you're being active and engaged mentally, so I wouldn't go for a walk or watch a movie necessarily. There's something about being active physically and mentally that makes getting over a bout of writer's block easier.
  • Go find something to inspire you. For example, look at images on the Net - some people create the most delightful art. I, myself, am always spellbound by nature so I look to that, and I find that it undoes the knot in my brain quite often. The medium of the inspiration doesn't really need to do with your story, it just has to make you want to aspire to something brilliant. For some reason that can override writer's block (it has worked for me on a number of occasions).

It's almost like you have to convince a part of your brain to help you out, lol - call it a sacrifice to the muses :P

  • Sit your butt down and don't get up until you work through it. I resort to this only when my writer's block has existed for far too long (months) because it's a painful process. You know... you don't want to be there, you feel like you can't do this, that maybe if you just wait until tomorrow... But after the ordeal's over, I am ecstatic and the story flows directly from my head and into my pen for a while.

26 Name: Zelkina Phoenix : 2009-09-27 09:56 ID:iDIUB4qh

Writers block is a pain in the backsite, i wholeheartedly agree! Although i do also have another bane as well as that. sometimes i will have an idea for a fiction just ...pop.... in to my head. It will sit there and fester and grow untill i have to break from what im working on and write it down....the last thing that happened to is now a nine chapter fan fic! last time i had writers block, i made myself a cup of tea, got some snacks, put on a particular setlist from my music library and re-read all the fics on my pc...sometime it helps if i can sort of rip from one fiction and mould it to fit another.

27 Name: SOTG : 2009-09-27 11:26 ID:jUrOL9zv

I just sit down and write whatever. I'll use characters, I'll make characters... I'll just write.

It helps get the creative juices flowing if you're well fed, have read a good fanfic and have access to hot drinks. If you smoke, make sure you have a supply of nicotine to hand. Writing down anything will still be writing. Then you just have to adapt it to your needs. Huzzah! A new story!

28 Name: NancyLee : 2009-09-27 13:59 ID:6IsJ2NuE

I think I would say looking at art online, especially Deviantart.
I has really helped me sometimes. Or even just to doddle absolute gibberish on a page could help.
I agree with SOTG (27) about nicotine. But also caffeine... ^^
Writers block normally occurs for my school work though... which is slightly worse... ahah

29 Name: Judaphine : 2009-09-29 16:34 ID:l2xOhYWh

i absolutely dispise writer's block. got a massive chunk of it right now and have for a while. i normally try to focus on something else to clear it or read the story in question from beginning to block to get a feel for where i wast to take it. it led me to putting one of my fics up for adoption, sadly, but it had to be done. the problem with MY writer's block is that my plot bunnies tend to multiply until i've forgotten about previous fics.

30 Name: Judaphine : 2009-09-29 16:34 ID:l2xOhYWh

i absolutely dispise writer's block. got a massive chunk of it right now and have for a while. i normally try to focus on something else to clear it or read the story in question from beginning to block to get a feel for where i wast to take it. it led me to putting one of my fics up for adoption, sadly, but it had to be done. the problem with MY writer's block is that my plot bunnies tend to multiply until i've forgotten about previous fics.

31 Name: Maxximumride666 : 2009-10-03 09:57 ID:I/ZAtHkI

I've just been reading people's posts and you all seem to have the same ideas as me on how to get rid of Writers Block, the bane of my existence also!!
I've had Writers Block for so long that it's getting ridiculous!! Normally i would just listen to my music, read other peoples stories, or re-read my own, but nothing worked!! So this morning i just sat in bed and made myself write something!! I got like half of a chapter for one of my stories, but it still feels like i can't write anything else, it's annoying the crap outta me!!

I may have to re-watch the movies/episodes of the things i'm writing for, maybe that'll work =S meh, wish me luck!!

32 Name: Adelaide : 2009-10-03 11:34 ID:J8UICt2K

@ Max >>31 Good luck indeed! Chronic writer's block just blows.

>>28 NancyLee wrote: "I agree with SOTG (27) about nicotine. But also caffeine... ^^"

I recommend fruit juice as well - the good stuff, not the kind with more sugar than fruit (and avoid 'from concentrate'). It contains a lot of energy. When I finally switched to it from coffee (got turned off of coffee after 2 years in a coffee shop), all those overnight writing marathons for school were made a lot easier. Plus, with all the vitamin C, my immune system didn't get shot. Also, the vegetable V8s would be just as appropriate too.

But, for all you caffeine addicts, I'll make sure you know this:

  • Flavoured coffee has the most caffeine of any coffee
  • Dark roast has the least amount of caffeine

The longer a coffee is roasted, the more the caffeine is compromised. This means that espresso isn't that great. Back in first year of university though I would take my french press (coffee maker) and make concentrated shots with regular coffee instead of espresso.

One word: whoa.

Not for the faint of heart. Or even concentration. But good for laughs.

33 Name: ShatteredGlass : 2009-10-04 07:00 ID:SlBfjtah

I always have at least three fics rolling so that I can chop and change- if that doesn't keep the writers block at bay then I read tonnes of other fics- not caring if their in the same fandom or not- and go from there.

34 Name: CrAzYwRiTeRgUrL : 2009-10-05 11:13 ID:HtiJ4GkR

DIE writer's block! I have it while trying to write a majorly long chappie and i just want to smash my head on a rock! But what i do is i read a random book and if something comes up like "the thing with the lawnmower" I just go ooh Idea! and hop on a computer

35 Name: hsmfan1351 : 2009-10-27 14:36 ID:EcvSMyW0

For me it is a couple of things, since mine are mainly romance stories, I look at couples in the street my mom and dad my brother and his girlfriend (I know some people think that may be sick, but watching cute couple is cute lol)

I am a huge fan of music, i travel with it, (my iPhone, you know since it has room for music basically iPod) I go to sleep with it otherwise i can't sleep, I even write with my fics using it, I listen to the lyrics and stories just flow in my mind.

When I go to sleep its basically the only time I get a proper me moment, I can reflect on my day... What events occured... What events I would want to occur. since my fics are based on real life moments too I take note of all the regular everyday things that happened in the whole day.

Reading other fanfics helps with ideas, remember you shouldn't steal their exact ideas though.

Movies

Books

This is all the main things that help me get past writers block.

36 Name: sweetcrimefighter : 2009-10-27 16:34 ID:+ET4z3Qz

Ha, that's easy, I get that a lot when I'm working on a story, but then I just write a new story and then I'm back. So usually I end up working on 10 different stories at a time because of my writer's block

37 Name: Prism0467 : 2009-10-27 20:01 ID:1vG/J30k

RP the part you get stuck on if you can. That has worked quite well for my beta and me.

38 Name: Kiliro : 2009-10-28 13:18 ID:qXQftvsQ

The thing is, with me... I don't think it's writer's block. I don't think I've actually ever gotten it... Actually, never mind, I'm a liar. Of course I've gotten it, everyone has.
But mostly... I just can't be bothered to write, sometimes. Or I just can't handle the screen anymore. And other times, I just want to do nothing, so I just go watch TV. Usually, I'd read a book, check my email, focus on the ever-present music, sing to my favorite songs, or even, I don't know, draw, or do my HW (though very unlikely :P). But sometimes, I just don't want to do any of those things, so I go watch TV for a while. When I come back, I'm all loaded up, full of (usually) manic energy, and ready to write anything and everything, from updating one of my fanfics, or editing my on-going novel, or writing a new chapter for it, or even, since recently, write a short story on a random topic, set by Goodreads.
However, with writer's block, I find that a good book in my bed, or just thinking about the story I want to write, right before falling asleep, with one of my favorite songs blaring from my iPod is just... marvelous.
And other times, words just flow. It's just... I can't stop them. After a while, I realize it's crap, and I edit over and over again, but sometimes, it's not. And I put it up for feedback.
So, people, if you get writer's block, I suggest to eat chocolate. I know, I haven't said anything about it before, but man, chocolate is the best. It's delicious, and it gives you a boost of energy.
Hope I helped. And I just realized I wrote too much. Ever happened to you that you have to write an essay for school, and they say 500 words, and you write about 600? xD Happens all the time to me. I am UNABLE to stop words from flowing from my pen. ;P SORRY FOR THE LONG POST! -hits herself in the forehead and loses ten-thousand neurones in the process-

39 Name: Amaranth : 2009-10-28 16:55 ID:JaWaE6rw

I find the combination of pepsi and wine works for me =] it depends what kind of writers' block it is though. If it's the kind where you know where you want to go, just not how to get there, a few drinks and just writing whatever comes to your head can at least help you get past your block (it's probably an idea to go back and rewrite it later though).

The other kind, where you just don't know what to do with the story at all, requires half-comatosing yourself. I find lying in bed before you go to sleep and placing yourself in the characters' shoes can often help you come up with new situations for them to find themselves in.

Failing that, read! By reading you invite other people's ideas into your head. Just make sure you don't copy the idea exactly, cus we all hate people who do that XD

Good luck.

40 Name: Schmo : 2009-10-29 12:58 ID:OYfxDjGG

I tend to start writng something else, even something rubbish to try and get through the block. Or i'll work on a later chapter (i recently started actualy using a plotlne thing where write the basc outline for each chapter and expand on them as i wrote so i know where 'm going wth it and don't go completely off course) I haven't decded if it's working for me yet though.
Best thing i find s to play some relaxing music, make a fresh brew and eat chocolate or cheesecake or something equally yummy til i feel inspired to wrte more lol.

41 Name: Frenetic-Kinetic : 2009-10-30 05:03 ID:K2Hzi3+Z

Music always helps me. :)

42 Name: gabster357 : 2009-10-31 09:49 ID:x+IdVgTb

What I do is I either listen to the lyrics of songs, like Frenetic-Kinetic, or what I do is analise peoples lives and adjust them a bit to make it more exciting. Also, if you are watching a film, then think of weird scenarios that could happen (e.g. during watching CSI: Miami, imagine what would happen if aliens came down and killed the bad guys). That might of been a little drastic but just do something along those lines. :)

43 Name: Keri Black : 2009-10-31 10:58 ID:Ay68ZHFB

I don't think I've ever really experienced writer's block before. I read too much and listen to music too much to have no ideas at all. My own problem is actually starting a story.
If anyone has anything to help with that, I would greatly appreciate it!

44 Name: Science Meets Fiction : 2009-11-07 09:53 ID:N9zadEmY

I usually just move on to something else forget about it, take a walk, and talk to some of my friends. Then al of a sudden and idea will come to me and I'll furiously start writing again.

45 Name: The Shadow : 2009-11-11 01:32 ID:jQ46Sg5+

Well, I've been stuck for about two weeks now on some stories and I'm starting to get some messages from my readers asking me to continue. Now I've already gone threw my usual methods of attempting to break that wall that is my writers block which include exploring around on the World of Warcraft and a few other games, listening to various styles of music, and even walking around the city, but nothing seems to be able me at this point. In addition to a few stories that need to be updated, I have a new one that I plan to start, but it's lacking an overall plot at this point. I've got the character, teh back story, the overall setting, pretty much everything but the overall plot aside from that this character works on a salvage ship salvaging dead planets for tech and what ever else he can get. If anyone has some ideas, i would readily accept the help at this point.

46 Name: Farrahmack : 2009-11-17 16:00 ID:T8B17MCt

I start workinf on another chapter or a new fic then come back..

I usually work on my fics late Fri or Sat.. ( yes cause I'm still in school.)

47 Name: Colinamilly : 2009-11-18 12:04 ID:c3aAeJVa

it helps if you dont think about the story for a while. you will find inspiration in anything around you as long as you dont keep your mind closed to your plot. and sometimes this leads to a twist and still stick to the plot. read something that has nothing to do with your story. the main thing is though, dont think about the story at all. after a while, read through the story, and you will see that as you read, new ideas come to you that avoid the dead end you reached beacuse of what you had written before.

the other thing is, try to leave some clifhangers, they dont just get the readers thinking, they also get you thinking on what will happen, that is if you havent thought about it already.

this works for me when i am at a loss of what to write next.

48 Name: DragonFriend95 : 2009-11-21 12:22 ID:zJ3WLTcT

I don't get WB a lot mainly cause I spend so much time plotting out the storyline before I actually type it. But if I do I read books and other fanfics for ideas, but unlike others I don't listen to music for ideas, as most of it is classical while my stories are suspense, so that doesn't work :P

49 Name: Anonymous : 2009-11-21 14:11 ID:fMTS5h/z

I listen to music a lot and sometimes that gives me inspiration. I mainly just read more to get ideas though. But I don't usually get writers block.

50 Name: a writer of fics : 2009-11-22 00:02 ID:gtwr4RpN

Well mostly I just listen to music it helps me think Evanescene and Nickelback are the two I listen to the most that help me think, and I've yet to figure out why its just those two groups that help.

51 Name: alphacadet0520 : 2009-11-27 10:41 ID:ikwyU83A

I listen to music, daydream, surf the net... Just do stuff and trust my creativity to re-ignite!

52 Name: Efyraa : 2009-11-29 04:21 ID:zhVwwZyc

I'm suffering from it now, \:
But that's because of drama around me, unfortunately.

53 Name: Amber_spider_web : 2010-01-05 10:10 ID:T0+SwGn1

I either draw a picture (be it a square or a character doing something funny) or let my mind wonder to the ridiculous/funny/perverted parts of my mind where I break down my writers block wall with a giant sledge hammer which says "I'm having a break down get out of my way!!!"

It really helpd me to think of something funny, because it eliminates the writers block temporarily for me ^ ^

54 Name: Mulfy : 2010-02-10 14:44 ID:xMahTLot

When I'm writing my novel I get writer's block all the time, and it's very annoying :/ It's even worse when I get it in fanfiction, because I feel bad for not updating :L What I usually do is listen to music, for example some sort of sad music or happy music, or something, and then think of what the song is about. I imagine the storyline of the song happening to my characters, and that usually gets me back on track :] x

55 Name: Elkkun : 2010-02-15 14:41 ID:7oEXg6DB

Before you actually write the story...Try and plot out the whole PLOT first.

Then you don't really get that much writer's block in the first place xD.

Write little short stories. Sometimes, nothing works for me and I leave it for a while, let my brain roll and pretend my characters are there with me, make them have random conversations and that can usually give me an idea :).

If all else fails. I just...Leave it for a bit and try and type little bits every day, even just a line or two is fine. At the end on an A/N just say that you can't really think of much hehe...Cheating's fun.

56 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2010-02-15 15:24 ID:jn6lAFt/

Whenever I have writers block, I try to start up a series of one-shots about the characters I'm trying to write about (not all of which are posted, mind) and I find that this helps me. By developing the characters in my mind, I can then find more to write about them.

57 Name: Castiel Girl 93 : 2010-02-28 08:01 ID:4frQK344

I got this from a website years ago and it really works. When suffering from writers block go to a public place like a restrant, bowling alley, park, beach, cinema, school, collage, university etc.
Sit with a nootbook and watch the people who are there.
Watch:-
What are they doing?
How do they interact with the people around them?
Any interesting physcial features?
What is the weather like?

Note down anything interesting and may you can use it in your story.
I got an idea from being out when it was snowing and got an idea for a sence from wacthing people making snow angels and having snowball fights.

58 Name: tilldeathdouspart789 : 2010-03-21 01:19 ID:3OAEc7ll

How come writer's block is so annoying? I have it right now and I can't seem to get rid of it! I've tried reading a book or other fan-fics, taking a walk, relaxing...Nothing's worked.
I've tried writing a strange, odd, awkward, self-confusing one-shot, but it just made me worse. Curse this damn writer's block...

59 Name: Twilight-obsessed-Betty : 2010-04-06 19:10 ID:6A2F076k

I usually start a new project.

60 Name: danibear423 : 2010-04-07 14:23 ID:njb99nHk

I get it sometimes, I just listen to music and I feel better

61 Name: tilldeathdouspart789 : 2010-04-07 14:27 ID:arxzpkfV

I have found a solution to my writer's block!
It's quite simple, really.
All I have to do, is watch Lord of the Rings!
I watched it, then my mind was swimming with ideas again!
Yay! :P

62 Name: J : 2010-04-13 16:38 ID:JM//lfc4

I’ve written 5000 words for a piece of fanfiction, but I had to stop for a while (for more important things) and now I can’t seem to get the motivation to go back to it. Even though I know where the story is going, I just can’t seem to put it into words.

I thought about re-reading the book, but I only read it recently and I have too many other books I want to read, so it would be a waste of time. Any suggestions?

63 Name: sharingansupergirl : 2010-04-14 01:50 ID:ftSU3fuz

@61, Amazing film! In the scene when Aragog is about to sting Frodo, try discreetly pinching the back of someone's neck lightly. I found it most amusing...

@62, if you're trying to get back into a story, here's a couple of ideas. If you can remember, what music or what was in your mind when you wrote the previous chapters?
That may not work, so instead depending on where you're planning for this story to go, (happy, sad?) listen to some music of that type and see if you can picture your characters with that song.
Similiary, find a new book which is heading towards the direction your story is, and read that a chapter or two at a time.
Admittedly, my ways might not work for you, but if you can imagine your characters with the music/book or other inspiration, the thoughts generally come from that combination.

64 Name: sharingansupergirl : 2010-04-14 04:01 ID:ftSU3fuz

By the way, heh, I meant Shelob.

Feckin' things are too similar anyway. Shelob, Aragog, Ring-Wraiths, Dementors, etc...

That could make a cross-over, mind.

65 Name: Steph : 2010-04-23 00:06 ID:hKcVBlb+

i've had writers block for about 3 months now :(
just starting to get back to it now :)
i find that listening to certain music helps me to write, especially when im writing emotional scenes :D
i'll have to try to coffee idea that i read above !!

66 Name: loneguppy : 2011-03-22 16:40 ID:jQHhIYQp

Walking works. So does a shower. And a nap as well.

67 Name: Thethe2020 : 2011-03-24 16:44 ID:DIWShh5V

I hate wirters block. I get it quite offten or I just get so many ideas for other stories that I can't work on the ones that I have. What I have found to work is to eaither talk to my little cousin since she can come up with some really crazzy things...expishal if she has had surgar. Then get ideas from her crazy ones. If I have to many new ideas for new stories I just start wirting them down most have gone onto Fanfics but one hasn't so far. Other than that I watch movies or read Fanfics and listening to music can help as well.

68 Name: KatonRyu : 2011-03-24 22:57 ID:6bCZ2fdF

Currently experiencing it, sadly. It's not that I don't have a huge load of ideas, it's more that I can't seem to find the right words so I just go back to Minecraft or other things.

69 Name: StargazingDragon : 2011-06-15 09:28 ID:HEkQ+Fjh

Writers block is like the Black Plague for writers everywhere. Everytime I have writers block I look for some kind of inspiration in other writings and movies and music. That usually cures MY writters block.

70 Name: Regas : 2011-06-22 17:12 ID:vhGFVPc5

if music doesnt work, i usually jump up and down and as ask my siblings what they think is a cool story, and if all else fails, i eat food and go to bed, because food gives me wierd dreams and i get ideas from there.

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