Writer's Blockade

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NPC009 said:
Most creative people I know take either a long shower or a big dump. Having a balanced diet kind of locks you out of the second option, though.
Fortunately, creative people are too free-spirited to be pinned to structure -or- fibre!

...sorry, I'm a writer who hangs with mostly artistic people. Most of my friends couldn't plan their way out of a paper bag. But honestly, that's half the fun.
 

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I have a baaad habit of undermining deadlines, especially in a job position that you can't just express yourself freely in - same goes for writing presentations.

I have been in a general writing block for some time. Likely related to seasonal depression or "winter blues", but I do agree with Grey that being unable to find the creative means to...be creative can be the challenge itself. Challenge is always good.
 

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Something Amyss said:
...sorry, I'm a writer who hangs with mostly artistic people. Most of my friends couldn't plan their way out of a paper bag. But honestly, that's half the fun.
Fire works 9 out of 10 times if you happen to find yourself in one of these wretched paper bags. The 1 - 10 times are usually when it's wet. In which case you're screwed. Unless...you have a foolproof plan?
 

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Xsjadoblayde said:
Fire works 9 out of 10 times if you happen to find yourself in one of these wretched paper bags. The 1 - 10 times are usually when it's wet. In which case you're screwed. Unless...you have a foolproof plan?
If I might quote one of the greatest philosophers of our times, "once upon a time the plan was foolproof, but time proves only fools come to your door."

I have a foolproof plan, but I'm sure fate will provide me with the fool to disprove that. >.>
 

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Something Amyss said:
NPC009 said:
Most creative people I know take either a long shower or a big dump. Having a balanced diet kind of locks you out of the second option, though.
Fortunately, creative people are too free-spirited to be pinned to structure -or- fibre!

...sorry, I'm a writer who hangs with mostly artistic people. Most of my friends couldn't plan their way out of a paper bag. But honestly, that's half the fun.
True. Pizza for breakfast and pancakes for dinner make bowel movements a weekly event.
 

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NPC009 said:
True. Pizza for breakfast and pancakes for dinner make bowel movements a weekly event.
How did you know what I...I mean, yeah, that would be a pretty awful diet. >.>
 

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I owe my entire education to the latter motivation pictured.

The only thing not pictured is how difficult it can be to run after thirty plus hours without sleep.
If I hadn't had a concept of 'the last minute', there's a good chance most of my schoolwork would have never been done.
 

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I stopped calling it "Writer's Block" because I can't use that metaphorical block to build up my writing plateau!

Other than that, I could only hate the deadline if my selections beforehand had no room for even fun with said selections...
 

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Something Amyss said:
If I might quote one of the greatest philosophers of our times, "once upon a time the plan was foolproof, but time proves only fools come to your door."

I have a foolproof plan, but I'm sure fate will provide me with the fool to disprove that. >.>
Ahh, so the phrase must undergo an evolution to account for this. A probability-proof plan? Ooh, trying saying that particular phrase 10 times quickly with anaesthetic in the lips...or booze, prayer... whatever works best.
 

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You guys forgot option three, the breakdown.

That's when the Block falls over and squashes you flat.