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    Getting Back Into Writing

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Protar, Jun 3, 2012.

    So I've not done any writing for the past few weeks due to a spate of exams that I felt needed most of my attention. Now they're over I want to get back into writing, but i'm not feeling any momentum at the moment. Does anyone have any tips for getting back into the spirit of it after a break?
     
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    write.

    if you cannot motivate yourself to do it. watch a great movie or read a great book, that's what made me start writing, i saw one movie that changed everything, the next morning i started writing and haven't stopped since.
     
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    Get inspiration. Re-read your drafts, read other books, watch movies, listen to songs. The re-read your drafts part is what I find to be the best for me because I can always pick the end of the last scene to start again, and I remember why I was writing that story in the first place...

    Hope I helped.
     
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    Same thing is happening to me! I have exams going on up until this Wednesday, then I'll be free to write as much as I please! I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, because I feel like once I'm on my summer break, I'll be experiencing the same thing as you.
     
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    Imagine that happening for 2 years. You can sit down and write but sometimes you need the inspiration to write. When you wrote before what was going on. I found that when listening to music, my ideas stir in my head and want to explode on to paper (lol funny if that could happen in real life).

    Last night I wanted to write but I did not have the ideas or momentum to do so. However what was on my mind I ranted about on the computer. I did not care about the grammar or spelling, I just wrote and wrote and wrote until I was exhausted of ideas. Even if they are not great stories or ideas on paper I always leave it in a drive that is labeled "brainstorming".
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, I think tomorrow once my holiday officially starts I'll try and muster up the motivation to write. Any more advice is welcome of course.
     
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    Oh and do not force yourself to write. If you enjoy it, let it come to you.
     
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    I'm in the same boat, I haven't written in over a year due to life being crazy as hell. Now that its settled down I'm ready to write.

    One thing I've done is get back on this site and re-learn or familarise myself with some of the finer points of writing, I've also re-read and am editing some of my previous pieces. I've also set myself a number of targets (which will remain confidential).

    Either way, everybody's diffrent so your inspirtation may be totally different to the suggestions already made.
     
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    Agree.
     
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    Don't try too hard. Maybe try to write away from the computer. Lay down and think of good stories that moved you and then start twisting them. I find relaxing your mind might lead to lots of stories. Often, writer's block might be the result of thinking too hard about it.
     
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    think about writing throughout your day. think about good scenes. it'll get you motivated.
     
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    ...But he is not sure, is he? I guess I would be uncertain about it until I had proof that the village was actually posessed.

    However, it's your writing. Do as you like.
     
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    I think this is the wrong thread for that post.
     

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