I Have Writer's Block

For the poor unfortunate sufferers of a cruel mental state 240 People

    Hmm? What Else?

    Since the completion of my last webstory in Feb, I have not been able to come up with a new story. I have a few ideas and have been playing around with those... but nothing concrete. I know this will pass soon, but it's frustrating for now.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 23, 2008

    It creeps up on me at the worst times,

    like when I have two essays due this week. Like when I'm awake in the early morning hours with a migraine, and a lump in my throat, like I want to cry, but something's holding me back. Something's always holding me back.
    blindangel92 blindangel92
    22-25, F
    Mar 19, 2015

    My Muse Is Missing

    I used to write a couple of poems a week.  It's been a couple years since I had an idea for one, and it's kinda sad.  I have been told to write whether I have something to say or not, without worrying if it's any good.  That seems pretty smart.  But maybe my...
    Sage360 Sage360
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2010

    A Wanna-be Writer With Writer's Block!

    I have written and published several non-fiction articles. In the past, I wrote some poems and short stories. However, I think my work is really bad. I lack the self-esteem and self-confidence to submit my work for publishing. I have many great ideas for articles and books I'd...
    lovereading lovereading
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2007

    Looking For Beta Testers For My Writers Block Course

    Hi all, I used to have extreme writers block as a poet and writer because of my fear of rejection (even writing this would have been a big deal for me a few months ago). I used EFT to overcome my writer's block. After my breakthrough I asked my coach to work with me to put...
    Codi0027 Codi0027
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2012

    At the Moment, No!  Thank...

    At the moment, no!  Thank heavens!  I have found my new spring of inspiration after a nearly 3 year dry spell!  Woo hoo!
    theophania theophania
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2007

    Chapter Page Limit

    I have written many books and have enjoyed it, but the problem I have is not usually writer's block, but a page limit. I write my books, but my mind won't allow me to write chapters longer than three or four pages. It is very, VERY frustrating and I really wish I could get over...
    DennyMaster DennyMaster
    13-15, M
    Dec 29, 2011

    I have writer's block.

    When I was younger, I wrote masterpieces (or so I thought.) I'm at the tender age of 23, and a little dusty (hoping that's all it seems to be) I haven't written poetry partly because "something" has always seemed to have held me back. I can't quite identify with it. I don't know...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2014


    I wish that this story were more interesting.  
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    I haven't been able to write creatively in

    almost a year... I can't even remember the last time I wrote a story. Last time I did it was because I was super obsessed with originality and the meaning of life and immortality and I had a lot of inspiration, but after that I tried to find inspiration and I can't anymore... I...
    violje violje
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    I'm writing something like a scary fiction

    but I can't figure out what to do with me characters next. *leans away from the story* Oh, well. I'm sure something inspirational will surface.
    Darkenrow Darkenrow
    May 3, 2015

    I really want to get involved

    but I don't know what to say other than I'm here.
    lunaskies lunaskies
    56-60, F
    Mar 28, 2014

    Actually, in my case,

    it can be better described as this magical thing called laziness.
    brevitea brevitea
    Dec 24, 2014

    Ever since I was a little girl I always began

    to write. The only reason why I stopped is because I didnt think My writing was good enough and not to mention that I am good like my young sister. I am not trying to be jealous of her but she can write and draw as I am good at only computer. I hate that I am not good enough...
    ILoveBacon23 ILoveBacon23
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2014


    Sometimes, writing is the easiest thing in the world to me. Sometimes, inspiration comes to me when I'm on the train and I get so absorbed in my notebook I miss my stop. But when I'm actually determined to sit down and finally start that noveI I've wanted to write since I was...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2012

    Yes - As a Matter of Fact I Do...

    Yes - as a matter of fact I do.  No matter how much a I think about something I just can't seem to put it into words.  Just the other day I wanted to write something nice and intuitive and while I could go on and on about driveling facts that seemd to add up to...
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2007

    Sometimes my writer's block isn't

    because I don't know what to write next, it's because I don't know how to write it. The words are there, but they won't come out. Most people can't tell, but I have dyslexia and it's quite common for dyslexics to have difficulties expressing themselves and their meaning clearly...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5

    I've had the worst writer's block of my entire

    life for the past year now. Writing is my passion, but since I've developed depression I haven't been able to write for more than a few chapters.
    FayetheBrilliant FayetheBrilliant
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    After getting through your first episode of

    writers block there's a sense of being relieved. Now thoughts are just flowing and my novel is going well. A lot of plot editing though.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    Mar 25, 2015

    There's always that time of day

    when I really start to visualize the perfect idea for a story. I can never put those mental motion pictures into words though. Tons of ideas..coming and going...maybe I should carry around a notepad..
    143irama 143irama
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 5

    my computer's running really ******* slow

    and it's throwing off the entire mood of writing. Even as I'm typing now, it's lagging hardcore and i'm sick of it. I'm writing a story about a girl with trust issues and it's pretty graphic and it's like an upswing right now and I don't know where to take it and it's ******* me...
    hornewrecked hornewrecked
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    Working on a book. Made it up to Chapter 26

    and I've been stuck for three weeks. 14 more chapters to go.
    Logic34 Logic34
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    I Used To Come Up With So Many Stories...

    A few years ago, I used to come up with stories to write all the time. The one summer I basically spent writing. I also wrote a lot of poetry. Now, I haven't written a story in at least a year, and I haven't written a poem since last August or September. I can't get myself to...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

    Good Mood = Writer's Block?! What?

    Does anyone else have this problem? It seems that when I am the most stressed out, sick or weighed down with school work, that I have the most creative juices. When I am feeling good and the general events of life are going well (or at the least, staying out of my way), then I...
    fadethebutcher fadethebutcher
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    Thorns And Roses

    Above is the title of my book.  My characters are on their Honeymoon in Nadi, Fiji.  Alejandro went back alone to the Pirates's cursed cove.  He sets off a booby trap, while getting his wife's bikini wrap and ends up in the thick of pirates circled around him and...
    GodlyCinderella GodlyCinderella
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2010


    Sadly, I have writers block. I am writing this book, and when i get so good i stop. I just cant write. Maybe it's not a block, but more of a "i can't finish this." Who knows, but i am trying to stop procrastinating and just write the freaking book. haha
    ChemicalLover705 ChemicalLover705
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2007


    I used to have writer's block, but with the surgery and electro shock treatments I am over it now.
    levin60kitty levin60kitty
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2008

    Cold Shoulders

    The Muse is a fickle lover.   When she’s into you, oh boy, it’s a wild ride. You’ll never have more fun in your life (sitting at a keyboard, that is)   Every once in awhile, however, she gets into these moods. One day you come to bed and she has...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2009
    notarikon notarikon
    Jun 24, 2015

    it took me the better part of 3 years to write

    my first book, just finishing it a few months ago. To all the young writers out there, I know it can be frustrating not to be able to think of what to write, sometimes my block can take anywhere from days to a few months for me to be able to really continue to write. Remember...
    dlasak117 dlasak117
    31-35, M
    Mar 5

    i have the exact opposite probably.

    i have too many ideas and have trouble just focusing on on. that combined with my lack of freetime is probably why i have 30 unfinished stories on my phone alone
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321
    22-25, M
    Mar 6

    For the second time in 5 years,

    I can't seem to translate an experience into words. Every time I sit down, I go blank or I just write ****. I have missed my self-imposed deadline, and my editor says not to worry about. But I am.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    My writing comes and goes

    for loooong periods. I have writer's block for years, write a book for a couple of years, then have writer's block for years, etc. A lot of it is me being my own worst critic, but mostly it's because I'm better at writing characters than plot. So I've got good characters, just...
    PersonalApocalypse PersonalApocalypse
    22-25, M
    Jan 5

    Writer's Block Rehab

    Whenever I get writer's block, I get it bad. It will stick with me for days. It get's soo annoying when I want to write a short story or a poem and I have writer's block. So I figured out a way to get rid of it. I'll cook a big meal like spaghetti or steak, and then when I'm...
    1penguins 1penguins
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 25, 2010

    i have writer's block.

    i suppose it's partially why i'm using this site now... whenever i've gotten writer's block in the past i've been able to get through it fairly quickly. i smoke some pot, i drink some coffee, i listen to some music, a few hours pass and i'm full of ideas.its almost 1am and i'm...
    kellcann56 kellcann56
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    I started writing a story this summer,

    and so far I've written 70 pages, but now I'm stuck. I haven't written anything in about a week, and I feel so unproductive. I know how I want to end the story, but I'm not sure what's happening in a certain part of the book. I feel like I could just jump ahead, maybe just say...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    I haven't really written anything in a few

    years, and it makes me sad, I used to love writing fiction, but I could never figure out what to write about... help please
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015


    So I've been stuck in chp 3 a lot longer than I'd like. I'm having trouble showing my point of view character turning invisible. His character is based off a myth and in the myth it says that they just disappear (the people and like their houses). It was basically they are...
    dreamnoutloud dreamnoutloud
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2010

    It Comes And Goes

    During school it has been extremely trying to work up the motivation and excitement to write my book. I have little moments where all the inspiration and drive is there, but no way to write. Often times this happens while walking, or with my friend Kris who, like myself, is a...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 12, 2011

    Writing To A Deadline And Suffering From Writer's Block. Nightmare.

    After writing for quite a while and keeping it to myself, I joined a creative writing group with a couple of my housemates... The lady teaching us is incredibly supportive, really encouraging and an excellent teacher... I hadn't written for a while when I started the class...
    StarShine89 StarShine89
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2012

    For Years Now...

    I've had this block for years. It started during my Master's. All of the sudden, I couldn't write anymore. I had to quit University and give up my Degree because I just could not bring myself to write one single thing. Whenever I try, I get extreme anxiety. It took me months to...
    cantfindacreativeusername cantfindacreativeusername
    26-30, F
    Jul 12, 2012

    I Too Have Writers Block

    I love to write many different stories expect my stories usually have no ending. I can't process words to finish them. I've only finished two stories out of the 100 stories I've started writing. One was a fanfiction and the other for school. I'm writing a story I hope I can...
    RiuChan RiuChan
    18-21, F
    Sep 10, 2012

    I feel the urge, the compulsion,

    or as the ancients would say, the creative spirit or genius, to write, to tell, to teach. I don't want to just write words, however beautiful they may be, however cleverly I may devise to arrange them. I want to write the truth, my truth. I want to shout out to the world, "Hey...
    shannonymous shannonymous
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2015

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