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    Breaking the Hiatus

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by g1ng3rsnap9ed, Oct 18, 2009.

    After nearly a year of scrapped projects I'm really aching to get back to my old writing habits, but dunno exactly how. Anyone got any suggestions as to how to get back on the writing bandwagon?

    ,thanks ahead of time. :)
     
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    The first thing that comes to mind: start writing. It can even just be a freewrite of some sort. You don't need an idea to start writing.
     
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    Aye, start writing. Stop scrapping.
     
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    One way to pick up again is to reread the last few unfinished pieces you have lying about. Get them fresh in your mind, and see if you have any new thoughts on any of them, Even if you still aren't excited by one of the unfinished works, flexing your creative muscles on them can get you back into your writing way of thinking.
     
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    Read something that inspires you to write. How to books can be inspirational, at least for me.

    Then set a time, be it 8am, or when you wake up, whatever, and force yourself to sit at the keyboard. Be sure that nothing can distract you, and ignore all distractions. Set a time limit that you must sit there and write. If you can't think of anything to write, then describe your room. Just start writing.

    If you force yourself to do this daily, you will form a habit.
     

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