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Offline Norman Gray

Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #405 on: December 08, 2017, 09:25:33 PM »
Oh good, a 'complain about your lack of productivity' thread! Well, since I'm not writing anything else. . .

I've reached a point where I've nearly forgotten what it's like to be productive. Years ago, I'd thought that writer's block wasn't real; that it was just an excuse made up by the lazy and unimaginative. Writing was as easy as breathing; I couldn't stop even if I wanted to, my brain churning out new ideas every waking moment. Even in my sleep I was writing, dreaming up things my conscious mind had never imagined. I thought I was unstoppable. . .

Oh, how naive I was.

Unfortunately the desire to be a storyteller never dies, even when your creative spark does. What I'd do to regain the enthusiasm I once had for writing, and the ability to piece together a story. This was more than just my passion; it was my identity. It defined me. If I had to sum up who I was in a single word, it would have to be 'writer.'

But now? Now I have no words. No definition. I'm a blank page.

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #406 on: December 10, 2017, 10:01:36 AM »

Haha my writer's block is called "editing"

Though I just got my new computer so soon it will be called "skyrim"!!!

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #407 on: January 09, 2018, 04:16:17 AM »

So yeah, I should have been writing for the last two hours but instead...

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #408 on: March 25, 2018, 12:24:58 AM »
I haven't written much of anything since this semester started. I've done a little editing, but not nearly as much as I'd like of that either.

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #409 on: March 28, 2018, 03:38:56 AM »
Dear friends
If you haven't written much today, take heart. Sean Penn has been working very hard has written a book.
Here are a few samples of his prose style-


“Hence, his life remains incessantly infused with her identity-infidelity, and her abhorrent ascensions to those constant salacious sessions of sexual solitaire she’d seen as self-regard.” ? page 11

“Whenever he felt these collisions of incubus and succubus, he punched his way out of the proletariat with the purposeful inputting of covert codes, thereby drawing distraction through Scottsdale deployments, dodging the ambush of innocents astray, evading the viscount vogue of Viagratic assaults on virtual vaginas, or worse, falling passively into prosaic pastimes.” ? page 36

“Behind decorative gabion walls, an elderly neighbor sits centurion on his porch watching Bob with surreptitious soupçon.” ? page 71

“While the privileged patronize this pickle as epithet to the epigenetic inequality of equals, Bob smells a cyber-assisted assault emboldened by right-brain Hollywood narcissists.” ? page 99

I have no words.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #410 on: March 28, 2018, 08:08:27 AM »
 :o :o :o
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Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #411 on: March 28, 2018, 08:48:36 AM »
...I have no words (apparently Sean Penn has taken them all)

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #412 on: March 28, 2018, 11:04:19 AM »

Wow.
Such whimsical yet wizardly wordsmithing of words mis-worded-- grandiose grandiloquence, well-meaning yet not meaning what was meant in said word's dictionary entry, mangled into the semblance of poetry's devices if not its function in serendipitous sinuous and seemingly-unending sentences.

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #413 on: May 03, 2018, 07:51:26 PM »
I've got this ulnar nerve compression going on in my left arm that is causing a sharp pain in my wrist as well as my pinkie and ring finger to go numb. Driving me nuts for the past two weeks! Makes writing, doing my day job, and writing while at my day job very aggravating.  ;D

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #414 on: June 21, 2018, 01:19:30 AM »
The frame for chapter 2 of my WIP has been eluding me. I had so much fun writing chapter 1 (a lot of pantsing going on), and now I have to carry at least some of that into what is much more of a set up chapter before things gets mysterious in ch 3, decisions in ch 4, and then (hopefully) cracking along.

But the delay is forcing me to get much clearer about world and characters and giving me a chance to brainstorm opportunities. So, it’s all good.
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #415 on: January 20, 2019, 09:06:18 PM »
Is this the writer's block support thread, or is that found somewhere else?
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #416 on: January 21, 2019, 12:42:39 PM »
Is this the writer's block support thread, or is that found somewhere else?

@Egg This is a general this-thing-is-why-I-haven't-written-today sort of place. So it would definitely qualify. For me, real life has just been grinding me down so I've been too drained to write much this last week :\

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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #417 on: September 08, 2019, 10:07:28 PM »
Alright, folks. Requesting a little moral support here to get my butt in gear and do some quality writing.
Threats and suggestions are all welcome.

Biggest problem right now? It’s sooooooop beautiful out here on the back deck under another day of gorgeous blue skies. And there’s a bottle of hard ginger-apple cider in the fridge...
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #418 on: September 09, 2019, 01:24:02 AM »
Alright, folks. Requesting a little moral support here to get my butt in gear and do some quality writing.
Threats and suggestions are all welcome.

Biggest problem right now? It’s sooooooop beautiful out here on the back deck under another day of gorgeous blue skies. And there’s a bottle of hard ginger-apple cider in the fridge...

All this will go away if you don't write at least 5 pages per day for the next few days  ::)
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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today?
« Reply #419 on: September 09, 2019, 01:42:14 AM »
Alright, folks. Requesting a little moral support here to get my butt in gear and do some quality writing.
Threats and suggestions are all welcome.

Biggest problem right now? It’s sooooooop beautiful out here on the back deck under another day of gorgeous blue skies. And there’s a bottle of hard ginger-apple cider in the fridge...

All this will go away if you don't write at least 5 pages per day for the next few days  ::)

And all of you will disappear like black dust from snapping fingers...
Oh my  :(
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