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Android 17
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0 posted 10-05-2006 03:03 AM       View Profile for Android 17   Email Android 17   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Android 17's Home Page   View IP for Android 17

What the heck does everyone do when they have writer's block?

I've got wicked writer's block---and nothing will help cure it!

I usually go the "try something new and see if it clicks" method...but even that's not getting me anywhere.

Any ideas? Anyone?
nakdthoughts
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1 posted 10-05-2006 06:22 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Read another's poetry  until something touches or sets off a memory or even if you like a particular line of theirs..give them the credit and use it to work off.
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2 posted 10-05-2006 05:10 PM       View Profile for Silent Prisoner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Silent Prisoner

Man I wish I had that answer. I had writers block for three or four months now, its the writers block of doom. I usually try to relax and reflect or go outside but nothing has been helping me. I hope you have better luck. ~Silent

"I will give you my strength and my will to live strong."

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3 posted 10-05-2006 06:02 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Huh, join the club man, we wear club pins and matching sweaters and bowling night is on Friday, lol.

I'm just coming off a two month writer's block period and my comeback is slow to say the least. I've been writing poetry for over ten years now and I've only had a problem with writer's block the last four. It's just weird like that I suppose.
     I suggest watching good movies (not Dukes of Hazard or Scary Movie but really good ones. Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog are great directors to look up.) Also like nakdthoughts, I recommend reading a lot; not just poetry but books as well. And try to have fun at whatever you like to do. Do whatever makes you happy and that should get your creative juices going; because inspiration is bliss. Good luck.    Cheers  - Ed

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4 posted 10-06-2006 02:20 AM       View Profile for Android 17   Email Android 17   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Android 17's Home Page   View IP for Android 17

Yeah. Looking at other's work is a good idea...

See, I'm not just talking about WRITING...but writing music as well. I've just got out of a writer's slump with poetry---but now I'm workin' on tunes again and I'm stumped as to where I'm taking my current endeavour.

It's all the same in the end tho...

Thanks for the help/attemps guys!
Don't poke my head in much anymore...forgive meh!
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5 posted 10-07-2006 11:50 AM       View Profile for seraphin   Email seraphin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for seraphin

Well, I have certain things I listen to that never fail to inspire me. Caoineadh Chu Chulainn (sp) from Riverdance works. Lately a song by James Blunt called "Cry" works, but depresses the living daylights out of me in the process.

Good luck, and I wish you a speedy exit from your existing block.

Sandra
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6 posted 10-07-2006 11:57 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

There are many tricks one can use to get the brain pan into gear:
1) Steal...uh... borrow a line from someone else's poem and start from thee.
2) If you are in the middle of a project, continue writing the last paragraph/line/word over and over until something else gets written.
3) (my personal favorite) Imagine this is paying your rent, and it's due tomorrow.

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7 posted 10-11-2006 12:09 PM       View Profile for sweetcollege_girl   Email sweetcollege_girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sweetcollege_girl

Try having writer's block fo r 3 yrs o.o

I finally got 2 poems out, now I have it again
 
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