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    Writers block:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waCoDduXcEo

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    Today I have "cleam my office block" - but nothing is stuck in my head.

    - Bill
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    • #3
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      Lovely. Whenever somebody tells me they have writer's block I want to strangle them (in a nice way, of course) because there is NO SUCH THING. It's simply a term for a bunch of other stuff (i.e. procrastination, burn-out, distraction, etc.) that keeps us from putting pen to paper.

      Cheers,

      B
      SIX-GUN GORILLA: LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE.
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      • #4
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        Originally posted by BChristgau View Post
        Lovely. Whenever somebody tells me they have writer's block I want to strangle them (in a nice way, of course) because there is NO SUCH THING. It's simply a term for a bunch of other stuff (i.e. procrastination, burn-out, distraction, etc.) that keeps us from putting pen to paper.

        Cheers,

        B
        If I didn't have Writers Block I'd be able to tell you what's wrong with this.
        "I am the story itself; its source, its voice, its music."
        - Clive Barker, Galilee

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by TwoBrad Bradley View Post
          If I didn't have Writers Block I'd be able to tell you what's wrong with this.
          Well that's just my opinion... and you know what they say about those.

          The reason I use the phrase "I might be talking out of my @ss here..." so much is because I tend to do that at least once a day.

          Cheers,

          B
          SIX-GUN GORILLA: LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE.
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          • #6
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            I agree with B. I used to get writer's block, until I figured out the underlying reason for it and found myself being able to power through it if I really force myself to.

            To me, writer's block has always been more about fear of committing to certain ideas or fear of writing something bad. And as I result, I find myself frequently procrastinating.

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            • #7
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              The reason I use the phrase "I might be talking out of my @ss here..." so much is because I tend to do that at least once a day.
              Why didnt you tell us before you could do that. We could sell tickets with something like that. Whos your agent?
              Last edited by titans; 05-29-2012, 05:43 PM.

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              • #8
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                I had writer's block for a long time. I had ideas aplenty, and I'd jot them in a notebook and threaten to write them "someday".

                That someday came when my girlfriend called me the "writer who doesn't write". Ouch.

                Since then (about four years now), I've written at least 1000 words every day or 5 script pages. Well... most every day. Sometimes it's rewriting. Sometimes the same pages for the tenth time. I have a 120,000 word novel that doesn't make a lick of sense because I went plowing ahead without an outline. I've got a half a dozen false starts because I didn't have an outline. I've since learned the value of an outline,

                One thing I do not have is writer's block. I type away like a lunatic and I don't fear anything bad. Heck, I expect it from the start. The first draft is painful. It's tedious and feels all wrong. It's not until I can see where I've gone that certain elements begin to align, and I can see the magic of writing begin to take shape.
                Last edited by ChadStrohl; 05-29-2012, 05:40 PM.

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                • #9
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                  This will help prevent writers block

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by titans View Post
                    This will help prevent writers block

                    http://woman-swimsuit-model.com/swim...i_swimwear.jpg
                    I think that's for getting rid of another problem.
                    what the head makes cloudy the heart makes very clear

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Why One View Post
                      I agree with B. I used to get writer's block, until I figured out the underlying reason for it and found myself being able to power through it if I really force myself to.

                      To me, writer's block has always been more about fear of committing to certain ideas or fear of writing something bad. And as I result, I find myself frequently procrastinating.
                      You just mentioned the number one source of "writer's block": FEAR. Fear of failure. Fear of being unoriginal. Fear of falling short of your expectations. And fear is nothing else if not a paralyzing agent.

                      Cheers,

                      B
                      SIX-GUN GORILLA: LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE.
                      http://www.sixgungorilla.com/
                      https://www.facebook.com/SixGunGorilla
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                      "... (an) indie powerhouse of a book.- - AIN'T IT COOL NEWS

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by BChristgau View Post
                        You just mentioned the number one source of "writer's block": FEAR. Fear of failure. Fear of being unoriginal. Fear of falling short of your expectations. And fear is nothing else if not a paralyzing agent.

                        Cheers,

                        B
                        Agreed - for me, the fear usually manifests itself as perfectionism. Can't even begin to tell you how long I've fussed with the same stupid paragraph before.
                        "I'm tired of these [email protected]#%&in' snakes on this [email protected]#%&in' plane!" - Will Smith, Indiana Jones and the Chamber of Secrets

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                        • #13
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                          I assumed this was something that writers sat on. No wonder I've never found one.
                          Forthcoming: The Annual, "I JUST GOT DUMPED" Valentine's Short Screenplay Writing Competition. Keep an eye on Writing Exercises.

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                          • #14
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                            I've suffered from writers block off and on since I started screenwriting.

                            It exists. It's a real thing, despite what some ppl might think about it. (I've heard ppl say it doesn't exist or they don't believe in it or whatever.)

                            And it's NOT a temporary thing like when you're writing & you run into a stumbling block or have trouble solving a story problem. Y'know, when ppl tell you to take a walk and you'll get that idea you've been looking for... As long as you're writing, you're not experiencing writer's block.

                            Writer's block is the absence of writing. It's when you avoid writing completely for days, weeks, months or yrs. It's paralysis.

                            And posters above have it right. It's caused by fear... anxiety... worry...

                            It's when you fear you or your writing won't live up to the ideal standards you have in your head. It's the fear of writing crap.

                            I don't think there's any one way to get rid of it. Every writer has to work it out for themselves using different methods. Keep trying, keep struggling, keep making headway.

                            "Trust your stuff." -- Dave Righetti, Pitching Coach

                            ( Formerly "stvnlra" )

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                            • #15
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                              Look up John Cleese on you tube under Creativity. That will change your mind forever on how to get ready to write it's brilliant.
                              Eric
                              www.scriptreadguaranteed.com

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