Sunday, 15 April 2007
06:09:59 PM (GMT)
Some Imaginative Ways To Cure Writer's Block:
1. Do it the old-fashioned way: Draw it out. Create the characters in your mind as
you draw them. Give them personalities through your drawings.
2. Start backwards. Get a cool idea, like one of a romantic scene or an action scene,
or your idea of a "perfect ending", and start from there. Once you have perfected
that scene, go backwards. Let your imagination fly.
3. Read. Read. Read for inspiration. Some people may prefer anime / manga, others
prefer clasics, or horror. It doesn't matter - just read. *My fav. books at the
bottom of the page
4. Start thinking about your story at night. Think, think, think, and dream.
Hopefully, you'll get a great idea in the middle of the night and then probably
forget it the next morning.
5. Take a short break and listen to music. **Some of my fav. songs at the bottom
of the page
6. Find interesting people in real life. Work their stories into your own. You can
even pretend you're a spy or something. Just remember that everyone is unique.
7. Start writing something else - it doesn't have to be a story. It can be a poem, or
your own song. I'm suffering from a slight writer's block right now, too, and that's
why I'm doing this. Lol, I just recovered from artist's block two months ago! ^_^
8. If you're tried everything, and you're sick of trying, then forget about it for
the time being. Go hang out with your buds. Who knows? Maybe one day the perfect idea
will come to you while you're at a party and you'll be forced to write it down on a
napkin so that you won't forget it.
9. Watch movies for great ideas. ***My fav. movies at the bottom of the page,
10. If nothing works after this, go out to your backyard and scream, ScrEAm, SCREAM!
Then come back inside after you realize you've just lost your voice.
*Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney (action/coming of age)
*Jacob Have I Loved by Catherine Patterson (classic/romance/coming of age)
*Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (coming of age/action)
*Alice Series by Phyllis Reynolds Taylot (comedy/romance/coming of age)
**Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield (Lol, this will be good if you've got the block,
which I presume you do since you're reading this page)
**The Party's Just Begun - Cheetah Girls (So hip. I ♥ the rhythm)
**Cherish the Moment - Cheetah Girls (This is a sweet song)
** Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off - Panic! at
the Disco (One of my favs.)
**A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson (Very Romantic, Lol)
***Titanic (Woot! I ♥ ♥ ♥ this movie!)
***Never Been Kissed (Has Drew Barrymore in it, quite funny)
***The Parent Trap (Fantastico!)
***Cheetah Girls Two (The music knocks off my royal blue socks! jk)
***The Little Mermaid (Soooo sweet)