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I Have Writer's Block

For the poor unfortunate sufferers of a cruel mental state 191 People

    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.
    hermanaaz hermanaaz 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    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

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    notarikon notarikon 16-17 Jun 24

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    OMG

    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

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    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

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    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

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    Sigh.

    I wish that this story were more interesting.  
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    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

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    Irony

    Isn't it ironic that there are stories in this group? Just some food for thought.
    hotblooded58 hotblooded58 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    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

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    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 26-30 Dec 12, 2011

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    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 18-21 5 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    Block

    I used to have writer's block, but with the surgery and electro shock treatments I am over it now.
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 3 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Anyone Willing?

    Is there anyone here willing to give me writing prompts and semi-flexible deadlines?  It's been since my creative-fiction classes last year that I have been able to put pen to paper.  My creative juices beg me to spill ink in an artistic fashion, but every start comes...
    MissedTheBoat MissedTheBoat 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    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

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    Sometimes

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21 May 3

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2014

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    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

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    Actually, in my case,

    it can be better described as this magical thing called laziness.
    brevitea brevitea 13-15 Dec 24, 2014

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    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...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Feb 2, 2014

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    Invisibility

    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

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    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 18-21, M Mar 25

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    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 26-30 Jul 23, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Arghhhh...too many EP-ic moments and too many to block. Why not get just Tinder or Grindr...and may your 'like' counter rock.
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    I really want to have a group of like-minded artist, writer types around. I daydream about that. But, it's so hard to find and put together.
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    I've been told various times that I'm a very good writer, but writing isn't really my passion. I honestly only focus seriously on writing when it's something that interests me.
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    My writing and my stress are one and the same bone, before men and children and life taking a huge festering **** on me i was a pretty decent writer, I wrote often and never seemed...
    Aliandras Aliandras 26-30, F 2 days ago

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