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Re: Writers... erm...
Posted By: Dave, on host
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 12:04:31
In Reply To: Writers... erm... posted by Christopher on Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 11:52:41:

> I am suffering from really bad Writers Block at
>the moment - but not because I can't think of
>any ideas. I have all the ideas up there... but
>I can't get them down on the page.
> Any suggestions on how I can get my brain to co-
>operate will be greatly appreciated.

The only cure for writer's block is to just write. Write anything. Do stream-of-consciousness until something clicks. Write about your day. Write about a character in a story you are writing or have written (I'm assuming you're talking fiction writing--if not, then ignore this bit of advice) in a completely different situation than you would ever put them in during the course of a story. Pur your action hero in a delicate diplomatic situation and see how s/he reacts. Kill off a character, and write up their encounter with St. Peter and their subsequent judgement. You may end up junking 99% of what you blurt out while doing this, but at some point, hopefully sooner rather than later, something will click and you'll get back on track.

-- Dave