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26 December 2008 @ 10:37 am
Tips for battling writers block...  
I haven't written much of anything in close to 2 months now. I don't know what my problem is as I've never experienced this before. Not to this degree at least. Usually, there's something I can at least work on if nothing else inspires me. Not the case at the moment. Ideas are there, I open a blank document and nothing. I've re-read my WIPs, hoping that will spur the drive for me to write more. I've re-read some older fics, hoping that would give me a new idea for something else in that fandom. Nothing.

Very frustrating, esp. considering I had a ficathon fic due 11 days ago and I'm no closer to finishing it today than I was a month ago.

On the upside, I've gotten a lot of reading done because I can't stand sitting at the computer feeling inadequate because words escape me at the moment.

So, what do you do to combat writer's block?
 
 
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mshaffermshaffer on December 26th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Start writing your story somewhere in the middle. Jump around writing different scenes if necessary. After you get parts of it down, then try to go back and work on the beginning. I know, I usually write linier too, but sometimes this can be a workaround.