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    My issue isn't that I can't write so I guess it isn't "writer's block". I must have "rewriter's block".

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    i don't believe in writer's block - if an idea is not working, then maybe it's a bad idea - sometimes we just need a boost of creative energy, i believe King talked about needing to read all the time, to constantly stimulate the imagination - so if you're feeling empty, go see some movies, listen to music, watch good tv, and read books by the masters in every possible genre - i think i've read about 30 novels already this year (partly because i do book reviews) and i read tons of short stories - if you write horror, by all means read the masters - King, Straub, Koontz (older stuff), Matheson, Barker, you name it - but also read SF, fantasy, noir, neo-noir, crime, mystery, thrillers, literary, steampunk, even YA - each genre can teach you something

    and sometimes you just need to get off the computer and go out into the world - play sports, see a band, ride a bike, experience life since that leaks into your work as well

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlouisdixon View Post
    My issue isn't that I can't write so I guess it isn't "writer's block". I must have "rewriter's block".

    MLD
    i hear you on that - i hate editing, i just think of it as trimming the fat, or sculpting, so that you're taking away the part that is making your steak, or piece of art, anything less than what it should be - it's painful for sure

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    When I have issues, it's generally because of me. I'm tired or not giving it my all. Sometimes when a story won't come to me, it's because it's not ready. I've learned to let them tell me when it's time.

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    In English class (before school was out, obviously) when we were learning poems couplets, sonnets, etc. [Writer's Block] was what everyone talked about. I was always the first one done in my English class. For me writing is easy because I think of all of the things I like; for example when I had to write three couplets my topics were: The Beatles, Bella (My dog), and Stephen King. If you ever have writer's block just relate to things you like.

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