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What's love got to do with it?

Okay. I'm finally going to admit it.

I have creative writer's block and it is sucking my soul out my nose. My fingers itch and I feel entirely unproductive. I have tried diving into my other art forms to rekindle some inspiration. I've gone to the needles and crocheted no less than 4 scarves. I spent a day by the lake with my sketchbook drawing fish and flowers. I went up the north shore and dabbled in photography. I sat on a bench in the park with my journal and jotted down a few poems that I don't entirely hate.

But when it comes to my idea for NaNoWriMo and the novel I've really been wanting to write for years at this point I am stuck. Cement stuck. I know that I should probably just continue my research into mythology, but it's so depressing when I do and I still can't make any adjustments to my outline and it doesn't motivate my characters and I'm about ready to trash the whole thing.

I really don't want to do that though because I am so in love with the concept. So, I'm asking... what do you do when you're a writer who can't freaking write?

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Sep. 25th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
I wish I had some good advise for you, but I really don't. I like to think that I'm a writer, it's just that I've had writer's block pretty much 90% of my life.

I really think that something just happens in your life, and all of a sudden the words flow onto paper. No telling what that "something" might be, though.

Good luck!!
Sep. 25th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
"Like anything worth writing about it happened inexplicably and without method." - Stranger Than Fiction

Ah yes.
Sep. 25th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
I've found the worst thing to do in that situation is to try to push your way into liking what you really want to do. Write something you like and don't think will ever turn into anything. or at least don't care if it ever does. Do it for fun.
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
I drink.

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