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Marilyn
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0 posted 06-02-2003 01:01 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn


Anything you have to try and get the creative juices flowing would be appreciated.

Marilyn
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How about one called creative juices?
Good luck, Marilyn
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2 posted 06-02-2003 05:25 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I think my problem is that I have been writing to much reality lately. I have a possition on the school newsletter and with my church sunday school. Writing about the families in our school and writing for my grade 8 sunday school class's graduation service. I seem to have come to a brick wall with my poetry muse....lol

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3 posted 06-03-2003 11:45 AM       View Profile for a_hollowman   Email a_hollowman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for a_hollowman

I occasionally find that I have writer's block, yet it is often that I sense I've delved to deeply into the subjects I'm fond of. If this is the case for you, try either learning more about other things to write about, or try and learn more about what you are already good at, as no one person holds the complete knowledge of any subject.
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4 posted 06-03-2003 09:30 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Try watching the news, or a movie, or something of that sort, and write for that situation. I use this technique with my music. If I get stuck, I watch a TV show, or a movie, and write a few songs to score the show.

Day after day I'm more confused,
So I look for the light through the pouring rain...

Marilyn
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5 posted 06-04-2003 06:53 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thanks for the ideas everyone. The idea of writing a score for a movie is very interetsing...I'll have to try that.

Marilyn
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6 posted 06-27-2003 11:15 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

I've found that the problem usually isn't caused by writing too much...but rather by doing too little that's new.

Think of yourself revisiting the last place you took pictures. If you went there today, how many would you take, compared to the last visit? And tomorrow? And the day after?

It's the same with writing -- doing new things, meeting new people, new anything, cause you to see things differently, and the new views arrest your attention...which for us is expressed as poetry.

Sounds like you do a lot of things, but how many of them are new enough to fascinate you? None, I bet.

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7 posted 06-27-2003 11:17 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Oh yeah, and I forgot to say....that's why I'm in this forum for the first time....poking around trying to get new views -- for me!

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8 posted 06-27-2003 02:49 PM       View Profile for Moonlight Romeo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moonlight Romeo

I have been known to go to a bookstore, art gallery, or something of that like, and gain inspiration from the titles of the books or pieces of art, or from the art itself.

I hope that this helps.

Thank you.

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