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catalinamoon
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0 posted 04-03-2001 06:57 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Hi everyone, I am having a block lately,since my life is in a holding pattern, and most of my poems seem to have been written already. I've also been sick AGAIN, for maybe the 8th time in 4 months. I don't know if thats a symptom of my sadness, or just living in this horrid climate, but its not doing much for my mood! Point of this message is, I miss all you guys, I only get to talk to you when I write poetry, and then not so much, since things now disappear off the page quicker than I can enter them. So I want to tell everyone that I would like to stay in touch, and if you want to email me, I would love to talk to you.
Happy Tuesday..
Sandra

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1 posted 04-03-2001 08:25 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Sandra, I know how you feel about being 'blocked'. When that happens, I hunker down in the Discussion forums.

You may want to check out the Challenge Forum, we've got a thread going there with some interesting challenge phrases. If nothing inspires you don't worry. This too shall pass (and you can always write about that block - give it a name and identity).

Take care!  
Allan Riverwood
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2 posted 04-03-2001 09:20 AM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

I have a way to overcome writer's block... it works for me.
Try new formats.  Just pick one (for example, cinquain) and try one or two of them....
In my opinion, the most effective formats for this are the most restrictive ones.  It makes you search for more creative phrasings and ways of saying things... and will probably put you back on the right track.  
Here's a nice, healthy list of a few formats... http://poetic-endeavours.com/main/format_list.html
At least, this is what I do to overcome it... just a while ago I had a limerick phase that got me over a nasty bump in my creativity.  
Best of luck.  Discussion forums help me out a lot too... they also create the illusion that you're not gone, because your post count still climbs.  Mwa ha.  
~Allan

The sun was born, so it shall die. ~VNV Nation, "Further"

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3 posted 04-03-2001 12:48 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sandra---sorry that you've been ill. Will light a candle tonight and send "feel good vibes" your way!

And? Allan's advice has worked for me too--another thing you might want to try? Take an object--preferably something you would not normally associate with your usual thought processes of poetry--then start describing it in verse--let it tell YOU the story.

And? Take some ginseng and vitamin C--you may still have writer's block but it helps restore your immune system!   HUGS.
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4 posted 04-03-2001 07:38 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

*sigh*   Sorry you're feeling bad, and sorry you are poemless. Its a horrible feeling for sure. I do hope you'll be feeling better soon. You know, I believe in order to continue writing sometimes we have to be driven more,which means, muse or no muse, inspiration or none, we have to write. Happy, sad, sick, healthy, we must write, then we truly know if we want to write or not. I don't know if this is relevant,but I felt it when I read your comments.   *slap me if ya didn't need my input* LOL! Be well, Sweet Poet.

still d-i-s-c-o-n-n-e-c-t-e-d
I am bound by this, you see...to become Night's sole mistress, and I am jealous in my endeavours for his attention.

Allan Riverwood
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5 posted 04-03-2001 07:41 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Oh, I'll definitely second Temptress on the point that we must write... regardless of how bad it really is.  Then we can see what it is that we are missing.
Also, read and reply in PIP!  It does help!  Try a few new forums too.  (like teen  )  I just recently dipped into Spiritual and it's opened a whole new world of poetry to me.
So yeah..... keep writing.  
~Allan

The sun was born, so it shall die. ~VNV Nation, "Further"

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6 posted 04-03-2001 09:06 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Hi Sandra. . .

we've missed you around here. . .  

look for something from me soon!  

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7 posted 04-03-2001 10:20 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

You have already been given some sound advice, so I'll just add my thoughts and prayers. You can always come in here and talk about how you feel! *hugs*

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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8 posted 04-04-2001 04:51 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Well when I have writers block I stop.....usually I just go out and have a little time to myself and assess the style I was previously in....watch a movie, relax.....tend to my thoughts and then before I know I'm back in tip top shape and writing crappy poetry once again haha.

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