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Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by SleepyKid, Nov 24, 2017.
Hey guys, I get writer's block pretty often :/ What do y'all do to overcome this?
I often read. Sometimes reading other people's work helps me get inspiration.
^ Same here. Sometimes reading a really good fanfic/novel can help inspire me to write something.
This is going to sound odd, but stop trying to write if you got writer’s block. Forcing yourself to make new content will take the fun out of writing and cause it to be a chore rather than something enjoyable.
Sometimes reading other stories, watching TV shows and movies can give you the bit of inspiration needed.
like what everyone's already said. i usually stop writing, and go watch some new anime or read some manga - it's destressing and it's also finding inspiration !!
but there are also times when writer's block strikes, so i force myself to write. not stories, but i just practice writing. for example, i force myself to practice how to describe an emotion (eg, a few paragraphs on happiness) etc etc. if i need to, i'll ask anyone around me on how they'd describe something. i can get a lot of inspiration from simple things like that, hehe.
ahh thanks guys, i guess its time for me to take a break..
Here's a couple of things I do:
I learned about this trick called Free Association from my creative writing teacher. Basically, you start out with a word - any word - and begin handwriting whatever comes to mind after that. Your pen should not leave the paper until you've written a full page. A lot of it will end up being gibberish and that's all right. Still, it's an excellent warmup and gets you back into the mood to write.
I'll often also go on Discord or a forum like LV and type out stuff like what I'm doing now. I'm still writing, but it's not something I'm stuck on. This doesn't always work but it is helpful.
I like the above ideas (taking a break or seeking outside inspiration) but what works best for me is letting my mind wander in the general field of my story when I'm forced to do something else that takes little brain resources. Sitting on the bus, doing a repetetive task at work, taking a long shower. Anything I get stuck doing when I can't be doing something more attention-taking like using my phone or talking or working I just let my mind go on a long leash. Eventually it gets past the block and I hold onto the idea that worked to actually write later.
Reading, drawing characters from whatever I'm writing, taking long walks, and listening to music usually helps me. If there's a song I associate with a story or a character, I might listen to that song, or I might try to find something new to get some new ideas.
I often go work on something else, because my writer's block is usually due to fatigue with making one work for an extended period of time. Luckily, I have plenty of stories to brainstorm and I recently got into D&D to take my mind off of stuff, while still writing things~
I haven't had a huge writers block mainly because I don't have time to have it. I'm constantly drawn away from writing due to RL so if I ever do get a large scale writers block, I wont notice because I'm too busy. I do get small writers block when I'm writing scenes but I mainly just spend a lot of time thinking about it before I find a path to follow that I'm relatively happy with.
I mostly sleep it or... just concentrate, seek inspiration elsewhere to cure it.
It can rather hard to obtain focus, once you do have it and it's crippling
One trick you could always try is setting the story aside and work on another story. You woldn’t have to do much, a chapter at most. That’ll help clear your mind and get the gears turning on something else. Then when you go back, you’ll find things will go a lot smoother. Another thing you could do is listen to music and role play scenes of the story. Some things become a lot more noticable when you’re in the heat of the moment.
I usually stop writing or work on something else. Maybe I'll listen to some music, watch a movie, read a book, just something besides writing on something that I'm having a Writer's block on.
I'd usually suggest listening to music, especially if it fits what you're writing (for example music from the Pokémon franchise if you're trying to write a Pokémon fic or something that just fits the current mood), or reading other stories for inspiration to help get through writer's block. Another thing you could try would be to look at what you've written so far at different angles, kind of like a puzzle, which is how I've chosen to get past this chapter I've been stuck on for months.
I'm usually listening to music while I overcome it. It helps me come up with an idea eventually
Sometimes I just avoid writing for a while. I'll start listening to music, reading other books, and watch cartoons until an idea pops up in my mind and then I continue writing.
Whenever i have a writer's block i just think. Think about all kinds of random things, good or bad. Most of the time that helps me get out a writer's block!
If I want to put myself in a writing mood, I usually read or listen to what had originally inspired me in the first place. If I ever had a hard time getting ideas flowing, taking a shower usually helps. It sounds kinda crazy, but it's relaxing, and there's not really anything around to distract me, so it's a really easy place to mull over story ideas. Another thing that I do is talk to my muse, AKA, my younger brother. Just saying my ideas out loud can help me to come up with just that last missing detail that I've been trying to think of.
It was a pleasant morning in Littleroot town of the Hoenn region. A 13 year kid woke up by the sound of his alarm at 70 A.M. He had short black hair with brown eyes and light brown skin. He had a scar between the knuckles of his ring finger and pinkie of his right hand.
Meet Cobalt. He is gonna receive his starter today since he got his trainer license yesterday. He quickly jumped out of his bed and went for a bathe and changed into his travelling clothes. It consisted of a white t-shirt with a blue jacket and a blue jeans and some sport shoes. He quickly checked all the things in his bag.
Carrying his bag he went downstairs.
"Good morning mom!" Cobalt said. A woman in her thirties came out.
"Good morning Cobalt. Are you all ready?" His mom asked.
"Yes!" He said. He then sat down while his mother gave him breakfast of fried eggs and bacon. He had his breakfast and then left to get his starter.
*At the lab*
Cobalt entered the lab and looked around searching for the professor.
"Professor?" Cobalt said.
"Who's there?" An unknown female voice said.
"Its me professor, Cobalt!" Cobalt said.
"Oh Cobalt!" The voice said and behind one of the bookshelves a woman in her twenties came. She was wearing a red shirt with a navy blue semi-circle on it, a yellow fanny pack, a white mini skirt over dark blue cycle shorts, and black ankle socks along with red shoes with black and yellow stripes. Over all that she was wearing a lab coat.
"Are you ready to get your starter?" She asked.
"Yes, I am professor May!" He said. She lead me to a door at the backside of the lab. She opened the door and three little Pokémon came out of the door.
The first Pokémon was a red coloured chick with yellow beak and fur around its neck. Second one was a blue fish like Pokémon with a fin on its head and a greyish tail. The third Pokémon was a bipedal green coloured gecko Pokémon with a green coloured tail and a red coloured lower jaw.
"These are Torchic, Mudkip and Treecko respectively. Which one will you choose." May said.
After thinking for a while Cobalt said,"I choose Treecko!"
"Treecko!!" The wood gecko said.
"Nice choice Cobalt! Okay here is your Pokédex and pokeballs." May said giving him a red device with some pokeballs.
"Thank you Professor!" Cobalt said taking the dex and pokeballs.
"Safe journeys!" Professor said Cobalt nodded and went away with Treecko walking beside him.
*Back at Cobalt's home*
Cobalt went back at his house to get his travelling bag and to say goodbye to his mum.
"So, which starter did you choose?" His mother asked. The wood gecko jumped on Cobalt's shoulder and said,"Treecko!"
"Oh what an adorable Pokémon! So what are you gonna do in your travels?" His mom again asked.
"I am gonna challenge the Hoenn eight and then compete in the league." Cobalt said.
"Oh well I will be always cheering for you!" She said. Then it was time for him to go giving his mother one last hug and goodbye he headed towards route 101.
Travelling through route 101 Cobalt suddenly thought something.
"Oh yeah I forgot to scan you Treecko!" He said to the wood gecko on his shoulder. He took out his dex and scanned the grass type.
Treecko the wood gecko Pokémon
TREECKO has small hooks on the bottom of its feet that enable it to scale vertical walls. This POKéMON attacks by slamming foes with its thick tail.
Attacks: Pound, Pursuit, Leer, Quick Attack, Bullet Seed.
Egg moves: Dragon Breathe, Crush Claw, Crunch.(All locked)
"Woah! Thats some good some of moves you have!" Cobalt said and Treecko scratched the back of his head in embarrassment. At that time a greyish hyena Pokémon came out of the bushes.
"Grrrrr......" The wolf Pokémon growled.
"Cool! A Poochyena." Cobalt exclaimed,"So Treecko are you ready for our first catch?"
"Treecko-tree!" Treecko said and jumped on the battle field.
Treecko v/s Poochyena
"Treecko start of with a Quick Attack!" Cobalt said. Treecko got covered in normal type energy and shot off like bullet towards Poochyena. The hyena Pokémon got struck by the Quick Attack and fell back. Poochyena stood back up and charged towards Treecko covered in Normal Type energy.
"Dodge that Tackle and use Bullet Seed!" Treecko junped up and opened its mouth channeling its grass type energy to it mouth and launched several green coloured seeds. The dark type Pokémon got hit by the seeds and fell back once again.
"Okay! Go Pokéball!!" Cobalt said and threw a white red ball. The Pokéball hit the dark type and it was sucked in. It shook for some time and dinged signaling the successful capture.
"Oh yeah!!! We caught a Poochyena!!" Cobalt exclaimed joyfully he picked up the Pokémon and opened his dex.
Poochyena the Bite Pokémon
At first sight, POOCHYENA takes a bite at anything that moves. This POKéMON chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Moves: Tackle, Howl, Bite, Odor Sleuth.
Egg moves: Astonish, Fire Fang, Ice Fang, Poison Fang.
"Cool! Our new friend has some cool moves too." Cobalt said.
"Come on out Poochyena!" Cobalt sent out his dark type.
"Poochy!!" The hyena Pokémon said. Cobalt took out a potion from his bag and sprayed it on Poochyena to ease his pain.
"How do you feel now?" The black haired kid asked. The bite Pokémon barked happily in response.
"Okay lets train here for some time, kay?" Cobalt asked the two Pokémon nodded.
"Okay our first gym battle is in Rustboro town. The gym leader is Roxanne and she specialises in rock types. So Treecko I need you to best your Bullet Seed by using it while running. And Poochyena you are gonna learn a new move Mud Slap. Okay?" Cobalt said and the Pokémon nodded," Then lets go."
For two hours the Pokémon trained Treecko sharpened his Bullet Seed, Poochyena was learning the move Mud Slap while Cobalt himself was doing push up, pull ups etc.
After the training they sat down to have lunch. Cobalt had the Pokémon food of different flavours. He asked which flavour they wanted and gave them that. Treecko had sweet while Poochyena had spicy. Cobalt help himself with some sandwiches made by his mother. After the lunch they continued their travel towards the first city Oldale Town. The travel to Oldale town was very quick. It was 10 AM right now and he was already there. He gave his Pokémon for healing while he went out to the mart to stock up on some medicines. He brought some Antidotes, Paralyse heal and some pokeballs. Afterwards he went back to the centre to get his Pokémon. He took Poochyena's Pokéball and clipped it on his belt while Treecko jumped on his shoulder.
"Ready?" Cobalt asked Treecko nodded. He walked out of the centre and proceeded towards route 102. While going through route 102 Cobalt was challenged by a trainer.
"Hey you!" said the trainer. Cobalt turned around to see a girl about his age.
"I challenge you to a battle!" The girl said.
Thats it done! Okay now you might think who the girl is? So I am telling you one thing- its yours to decide who she is! This is a reader's story! There will be many polls in this story. Okay right now I want all of you to tell me about the girl that means please create the character for me coz this will be Cobalt's first travelling companion in this format:
Goal: League/Contests/Battle Chateau/Showcase/Breeding/Type Pokémon mastery(Ex-fire Pokémon master)/Doctor.
Thats all! Also if you don't create any characters then I have to create one, and believe it or not you might not like it. Okay see ya all sooner or later!