1. summer-ray
    Offline

    summer-ray Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    in the midst of tall buildings

    Inspiriation

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by summer-ray, Sep 30, 2007.

    Im feeling rather un-inspired lately...i sit and stare at my paper untill everything just becomes a blur.Normally i can just sit down and write without even thinking. theres been a lot of stress in my life recently, do you think stress could block the flow of your inspiration and creativity? Its like i want to write but theres just nothing there. does anyone else get this way or do i stand alone?


    summer
     
  2. Heather Louise
    Offline

    Heather Louise Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,972
    Likes Received:
    32
    nah Summer, i am experiencing the same thing right now. i know what i want to write but i cannot get it out. i hate it. just perservere, try small writing exersices and eventually your muse will some back :D
     
  3. summer-ray
    Offline

    summer-ray Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    in the midst of tall buildings
    yeah i can try that i guess
    thanks heather
     
  4. Heather Louise
    Offline

    Heather Louise Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,972
    Likes Received:
    32
    it's allright. like i said, everyone goes through it. its common name is Writers Block. i hate it :(
     
  5. Domoviye
    Offline

    Domoviye Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Proud Canadian. Currently teaching in Nanjing, Chi
    Stress can kill a writers creativity. Thats why I haven't really written anything for the past few months.
    Find out whats stressing you out, and try to either come to terms with it, or avoid it. Also try the writing exercises they do help.
    I've also found the writing contests here on the forum keep me at least writing something. You might try to challenge yourself with that. The contest gives you the idea right off the bat, so it takes out the first step for you.
     
  6. The Freshmaker
    Offline

    The Freshmaker <insert obscure pop culture reference> Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,784
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Well, you can't force inspiration. Personally, I tend to feel the most inspired when I'm stressed out. Unfortunately, those are usually the times when it's hardest for me to find time to write. Go figure.

    Try doing something new. Going on a day trip to a place you've never been. Start reading up on something you've never looked into (like a different religion, or an art form, or a foreign language). Something new could give you the jump-start that you need.
     
  7. Torana
    Offline

    Torana Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,659
    Likes Received:
    128
    Ok that is my problem at the moment but I can't avoid my daughter :( that is nasty to do that.
     
  8. summer-ray
    Offline

    summer-ray Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    in the midst of tall buildings
    thanks for all of your ideas everyone, ill give them a go when i can find some time as ive been busy at work and caring for my sick puppy in my spare time
     
  9. Myst
    Offline

    Myst Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    The streets of the sky
    I have lots of ideas but no faith in my ability, nor the time, to pen them...

    Anyway give your life priority, maybe try to come out with a short piece once in a while. Like The Freshmaker said trying new things would also help to oil the gears of your imagination. As long as you keep a part of your brain for writing, the inspiration will come back to you sometime.
     

Share This Page