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desert-spike
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0 posted 02-15-2006 03:12 PM       View Profile for desert-spike   Email desert-spike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desert-spike


A few weeks ago, I joined Piptalk, to do something about this two year writers block I've been going through.

When I first came here I was really looking forward to posting up some stuff, but so far I haven't been able to get around to doing it. Worse after being here, so many authors have a lot of great stuff, that quite frankly I am just plain intimidated against posting.

I don't have much computer time anymore, so that pretty much rules out writing(I have tendonitis, because of which I can't hold a pen for longer than 5 minutes before my hand locks up).

I have my personal archives, but I dunno if I should even bother posting it up, as it is my old stuff. I was hoping to get in some new stuff, but whenever I have something on the edge of my brain, I get distracted, or something happens and I lose the moment.

I can't store my archives on the computer as it is a shared computer-and an old quirky machine which ends up being reformatted weekly, which would cause me to lose anything I save on this thing, at that.

While I am not objected to posting up my older material, I was really hoping to formulate some new stuff if I could only get the time to do so.

Anyone have any ideas, or suggestions, about anything I've just said?
Martie
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1 posted 02-15-2006 03:26 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I am the best at finding reasons why I can't write.  From no time, to computer problems, to a just plane stubborn muse...I've got them all.  So, you are not alone.  My suggestion is, if you want to write....you will make the time first, and then just do it.  Try to do it without the critic sitting on your shoulder.  He stops me many times.  

If that doesn't work, then I, for one, would like to see your old stuff.  I've been reposting alot lately, because my writer seems to have deserted me.

Good luck!!
Midnitesun
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2 posted 02-15-2006 03:59 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Can you copy all of your 'old stuff' onto a disk and then from some other location that doesn't require constant babysitting, post some of it here? Old is OK, LOL, and to us, it will be new anyway. Good luck! And Martie is right, don't let your muse critic stop you!
littlewing
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3 posted 02-15-2006 05:41 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

*nodding with the above"

you know what I do?

Stare at the white box I am writing in right now until I write.

it always works - even if it isnt my best.

And its archived.
Midnitesun
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4 posted 02-15-2006 06:16 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, staring into the little white box?
Larry C
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5 posted 02-15-2006 07:38 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Kacy - she meant the computer screen!
And besides it works. That's what I do.
desert-spike
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6 posted 02-16-2006 01:18 AM       View Profile for desert-spike   Email desert-spike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desert-spike

Thanx folks, that helps a lot.

I have my old stuff on a couple of cd-r's for safe keeping.
Sunshine
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7 posted 02-16-2006 06:22 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Then dig out those old CD's of saved stuff,
and honor us with your thoughts.

littlewing
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8 posted 02-16-2006 08:58 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Kacy!!!
What did you think my muse comes to visit me when I am sitting in a white box or something - I aint that nuts . . .

*laughing*
Martie
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9 posted 02-16-2006 12:17 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sue...I have a white box too...it's where I keep all my important stuff!!
littlewing
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10 posted 02-17-2006 09:57 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

now you guys got me on a white box thing here - you know like Martie said, where you keep your soul closed up tight.

Gosh . . . need to write about that.
serenity blaze
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11 posted 02-17-2006 03:17 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You might wanna try checking out some of the poetry challenges.
http://piptalk.com/main/forumdisplay.cgi?number=7

This thing can be fun too:
http://www.webcom.com/wordings/artofwrite/poetrygenerator.html


Good luck!
Moon Dust
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12 posted 06-24-2006 09:47 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Paint your walls white, it acts like a blank canvas for ideas. Talking about ideas if you can't record them by pen then get a tape recorder and tape your ideas instead.

If your afraid of the dark, then why did you come?

 
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