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Writer's Problems

Hi . I have always loved writing. I have stories I want to write but I have this feeling like I know what I want to write, I just can't get it down on the page. It's so frustrating.

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Hey @Clarke, from experience I would say that writing never comes out well when it's forced, so don't feel pressured to write if you're frustrated. I don't know if it's just me, but I have to be in a particular mood to write, and even then sometimes it's hard. I normally start by just writing things that come to mind, not really bothering about errors, because once you get started it often just keeps going. Have you tried waiting a day or two, then coming back?

 

And by the way, don't worry if your writing doesn't make sense to anyone but yourself. If you have a feeling of what to write, just take a moment to deep breathe and think, something will hopefully come to mind Smiley Happy. Even write about how frustrated you're feeling -- that may help you overcome that emotion.

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@Clarke that does sounds really frustrating! Having thoughts just out of reach is so annoying!
I like @unwind's ideas for just writing anything that comes to mind. I know i also find it helpful to draft outlines or brainstorm for what i want to write so i have something to fill in later when words have decided to return to me Smiley Tongue It's always so much easier said than done though! I don't blame you for feeling frustrated, writer's block sounds not fun :/ 

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hey @Clarke writers block is super frustrating and annoying isnt it!

Perhaps a good way to get some thoughts and ideas for your wiritng is to write down some dot points. then you can expand on those as you get further ideas.
**NEVER be afraid to ask for help because you're WORTH it!**

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Ah yes, that wonderful feeling of writer's block Smiley Tongue How's it going @Clarke? Sometimes I try to find a prompt or an image to 'get me in the mood'
Good luck in your writing!
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