I'm new here, I found this forum by chance, and maybe someone can help... I used to write a lot. I had that thing that makes you awake at 4 am and have to write that story that is running inside your head in that moment, like if you have no control on it. I never considered my stories and poems good, but many people close to me told me that what I wrote was incredible and very catching. For some years, I had a kind of blog where I posted some of my poems, and even some small pieces of my novels. I was stupid and completly unaware that people could just steal my writtings and publish as their own, as I knew nothing about copyrights at that time. But so, that was what happened. Someone who I considered a friend, that had already published poems on some anthology, stole some of my characters, poems and ideas for his own books. He even made a play with them! I showed "his" writings to some friends of mine, without telling them that it was something that someone else wrote, and they cleary told me "this is your story, right? but I see that you changed some stuff". I ended up finding myself as a victim of plagiarism, and I was the one to blame, because I was really naive. I tried to do everything I could to have my writtings back, but there was nothing I could really do. It's been 4 years now. Since then, I am inexplicably unable to write. I tried and tried, but nothing. I have ideas and creativity, but as soon as I start to write, I lost myself completly, I cannot focus, like if since that event, I just blocked totally. I'm suffering, as I feel the need to write, but I can't. Like if I had lost all the confidence in my capacities. I can have a very good novel in my head, but I can't transmit it to the paper. And before, I used to do it just naturally. Like if I got so disgusted to be stolen by a cheap writer with no creativity of his own, that I just got stuck. I don't know how do I overcome this, so I am here to ask for your help and advices. Thank you for reading me.