When I get writer's block, I write a short story about one of the characters I'm trying to write about. Like if I start a book, but I don't know where to go, I will fast forward to later in the plotline and write a short story there. I don't know if I'm the only one, but my ideas always begin in the middle, if that makes sense...
When I read a book, it sometimes strikes up an idea with just one little sentence. If say you read a book about a kiddnapping, then you wrote a story on kiddnapping, it's not taking their idea, there are probably MANY other books out there with a similar topic. Try reading around. Maybe something will inspire you.
I know exactly what you mean! I have really bad writers block now, so I just hope something good comes from it!
try looking out the window. Imagine this: Where is my charactor? What would he do? Listen to music, read other books, and lay on your bed and let your mind wander. Works for me
it's weird for me i always work best in the morning and when i am listening to music
For me it's whenever + music + my computer! Haha
Try using personal connections in your writing. Meaning, put some of the things you've done into your writing. A lot of great writers do. Most pieces now a days are based on personal experiences.
Good Luck. Looking forward to reading your writing.
Whenever, I get writers block, I make myself keep writing. I never save my work but I just keep writing. This forces it to go away and I'll most likely end up with SOMETHING acceptable
Writers Block should sort of, kind of, really decay in a catacombs within itself. I cannot bear it, you cannot bear it, we teen writers are tropical fruits to this planet with bohemian potential and we all cannot stand Writers Block! Whether you've got strength in songwriting, poetry or any thing that falls in the lines of works of words we have to succomb to the fact it exists though never give up. Writers Block is a perfect excuse to be the perfect writer, author, anybody who is willing to spread their wings in this ARRAY of industry and focus.
Here are some quotes from some pretty familiar names who understand what we go through, they know what we've been through:
Kurt Vonnegut once said - "Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?" Where as Stephan King cleverishy quoted beginning stories are 'scarry moments' - "The scariest moment is always just before you start [writing]. After that, things can only get better."
Then we've got the beautiful philosophy of Mark Twain, "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." sort of a conditioning to taking off into a story or whatever your destination from the first word to the last :)
I myself am currently suffering through the Writers Block curse at the moment, I am so insecure with what I say I feel as though everything should be poetic and pish-posh, I can't bring myself to use simple words and I feel as though my story is simple when my words are simple. With struggles such as mine its not only myself, but ourselves who have to be thankful for this grace which has laced our minds and ambitions, its a detox and sometimes we could only wish for a good structure, start or anything regardless to stitch our stories...
You know that feeling you have after a discussion or an arguement where you come up with great things you should have said.. take that scenerio and build a plot around what happened. there you go..easy story :)
Listen to music with a meaning (I like Adele) and just write. Even if it's not related to anything you're writing, just write, it gets you ready.
My English teacher once taught me to open up a newspaper or magazine and find two random titles and then combine them and write about it. These always turn out to be on the funnier side.
The key to being a writer or storyteller is being able to sense the inspiration in the air you breathe.
What usually helps me with writer's block is moving on to a different project. Sometimes staying on one thought can make you get bogged down. Thinking about something else for a while can help the mind think of fresh thoughts.
Try to use your own experiences and real life situations an over exaterate them. My life in my head is always more exiting than the real thing so that is what I write about.
Being outside in nature helps me a lot. Doing something new all the time helps keep you alert and on the wire. I once got into such an unexplainable state where I could not write. I hope no one else experiences that! Ugh!
well, When I get writers block I just take a stepback and look at the world as it is. There are so many issues and topics going around in the media that can inspire you. you don't always have to make it up :) For instance, In The lord of the flies the author was inspired by a war his country was going through : )
Writer's Block! The demon of the Empty Page. Here are my strategies:
Listen to music. This works well when attempting to write a poem.
Read something. Even you can't make something original out of it, you can fill in plot holes, write a sequel, clarify vague endings, etc.
Take a walk. Be free to let ideas percolate. What do you see along the way? Plus studies show that motor activity helps mental activity.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Examine some quality art like the work on this site. :)
If you're caught in the self- doubt trap, remember that you can' t write too much without writing at least one good piece.
Or even learn a new artistic skill. Some ideas are better expressed in other ways.
Hope I helped.
Your life is enough inspiration for you. How 'bout you write about yourself but add a little, much creativity.
Writing a story, a genuinely good story, is like living. If you go out and experience the word, be daring, and take leaps of faith, your life, and your work, will be infinitely better. Why? Because adventure is one of the best types of inspiration.