How to get over creative writing block?
Topic: How to get over creative writing block?
June 27, 2019 / By Arin Question:
I've been stuck for some time creatively actually in many more ways then creatively. I just... don't know what to do any more. I used to be able to write and draw non stop for hours and hours with good ideas flowing through my mind but it seems like the well has gone dry. Nothing in my life has changed since then. Any tips on how to get creative?
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Zebina | 9 days ago
So this is going to sound absolutely ridiculous and juvenile, but it really helps me when I'm in short-term creative rut. Ever seen the movie Garden State? I got this little thing I do from that. Sometimes all it takes for me to feel refreshed is to do something completely original. Something nobody else has done before. Dance around ridiculously in a certain spot in your room, yell an obscenity while doing the Macarena. It sounds ridiculous. But it really helps me to be able to focus on my work when I know that I've just done something completely original, even if it was foolish.
Obviously, that only helps me in a short-period... kind of like an energy burst. When I'm in a prolonged rut I tend to culture myself by going to art exhibits, concerts, reading classic novels, listening to new music, taking walks, sketching objects at the park.... anything that gets me thinking of life. A walk in the city and then a drive in the country. I try and place myself in others shoes and try and feel like what life must be like for them.
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Originally Answered: a 2.5kg block slides down a 25 degree inclined plane with constant acceleration. the block started from rest.
How about a schematic solution without (mostly) equations:
a) Resolve the weight of the block into components along the incline and perpindicular to it
b) Note that the frictional force is proportional to the normal force of the block, with the coefficient of friction as the proportionality constant.
c) Notice that two forces act on the block as it slides down the incline, the component of its weight ( m * g * sin theta) down the incline and the frictional force ( m * g * mu * cos theta) up the incline. These two forces act to produce a net force equal to the mass of the block times its acceleration ( Newton's second law)
d) Use one of the kinematic expressions relating final speed (known), distance (known) and acceleration (unknown) to find the acceleration
e) plug the acceleration you just calculated into the Net force expression you found in c) second, and solve for the coefficient of friction, mu.
Hope this helps.
Have a long walk or a jog, physically your brain will be refreshed making your mind more open to ideas, an activity like this will produce a better circulation giving more fresh oxygen to your brain.
Giving your brain rest from the routine of writing. Participate in a new activity that focuses on drawing your creativity but in a different form, if your used to using your creativity in drawing or writing try something else for a change, at the same time it will give you a new skill to pave new ways for artistic expression.
On top of that, sometimes listening to postrock music helps. Its very shapeless in itself but imbibes layers and depths of imagination. try it out and listen if you wish, here is a nice playlist:
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The best way to get over writer’s block is to think for your characters in the way that YOU would think. YOU have to be each character. What would YOU do? What would YOU say? Go back over what you have in the last few paragraphs when you first lost contact with your story. Then, you start to think the way YOU would in real life. This way you will never end up with a vicious attack of writer’s block. It works for me.
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I was the same way too and have that same problems. What seems to help me even GET an idea is listening to music, walking around outside, and looking up drawings or pictures on the internet. What really helped me was going back to take an art class. The teacher gave us an assignment and from that assignment ideas started flowing. It also helped that the teacher taught me some new techniques to use for my drawings. It helps me and I hope some of my ways help you too :)
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Originally Answered: How helpful have you found creative writing classes in focusing your writing?
fiVe, before you shell out any money, soak of the collective experience of the memoir writers at AbsoluteWrite.com. I'm not a memoir writer, but if their expertise approaches AW's expertise in my own areas of writing, you'll learn plenty, in a supportive environment, for free, at your convenience.
A writing class dedicated to your genre can be useful for a beginner, but I've found general creative writing classes too broad. I've taken them twice in mystery and suspense, which I found very useful, and once in erotica, which was worthless, probably because I was no longer a beginner.
Adult ed (already mentioned) is another good option if a suitable class happens to be offered where you live. I happened to notice a memoir-writing adult ed class here recently, so maybe they're popular enough. (You can also suggest classes to the adult ed folks.)