Writers Block, Cats, and Maymont:

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I hate it when it happens because no matter what I do I cannot work on creative writing at all, or on my current projects. The only time it happens though is when I am too tired to do anything. I woke up early yesterday to take my cats to get their shots.

 

This is Crystal

My cat Callie

I hang out with my boyfriend that day, and had to go to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. Then I went to the store, but before that my brother got his hair done. I got a page done during the wait to the dentist, and finished highlighting the original story. I do dishes, and go on Facebook, read blogs, but I really cannot write down anything since I hit a block. I feel stuck, and maybe it is because of the lack of planning out the story, and the fact that I never went over chapter by chapter of the story. Sometimes that is not the case, and sometimes your so tired from work that you cannot write anything at all. Tiredness? Stress? Just really don’t feel like doing anything thanks to watching reality tv all the time? Maybe.

I hit a block with the retail story, and Astral Witch because I have not thoroughly outlined them yet. Relaxing seems to help me beat it because work stresses me out and tires me to the point where I just want to sit.

I went to Maymont park with my boyfriend and his friend to get out of my funk, and spend time with friends. To get out of the house and get some exercise. This picture I got is spectacular, and pretty I love lions.


Going there helped me get back to nature. Showering helps too since some of the best ideas are in there. It also helps with the writers block, and sometimes movies and tv shows can help.

I have been watching Hardcore Pawn lately and reading Retail Hell by Freeman Hale, and Secrets of Retail by J. W. Morgan to be entertained, and see the funny customer reactions to inspire me to write some crazy customer stories myself. I eat snacks to boost my brain into helping me beat Writers Block. Reading books with fiction exercises, and doing them helps me too when dealing with a block. I am taking Creative Writing 2 and Novel Writing 1 in the fall. I hope those classes will help me with being a better writer, and help me find a writing routine. I will talk more about a writing routine in another blog post.

Anyways to beat writers block for you that work? Why does it help?

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

Writing Prompts

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In creative writing class we do prompts every period when we are not in workshop day. I find them to be helpful, and fun to do. They lead to new story ideas, and characters. New scenes to put in stories, and what can I say I love to write!

There is one book I am itching to get my hands on soon called Writing Fiction Step by Step: by Josip Novakovich. I love the book, and I borrowed it from the library. I skimmed through it, and noticed it has nothing but writing prompts and exercises. I loved it, and I hope to get it to try them out.

I will show you an example of a writing prompt that led me to plan another character for my book.

Prompt:Picture a  young girl on the road, how is she feeling? what does she look like? How can you tell her age besides her look? Is she sitting or standing? Why is she there? What does she have with her to make her valuable?

You are supposed to act like a camera lens for this exercise, and not show any inner emotions. The sentences are mixed up, and I might have left a few other things out. This is the end result:

A girl alone on the road: 18 years old running away from a witch coven. I can tell by how afraid she is, and she is sitting. She is scared Road in the middle of the desert. A witch trying to run away from a bad coven. She is going to meet with the good witches so they can save her. Has a book of powerful spells.

There is more, but you get the idea. Writing prompts can help you by making you come up with a new scene, characters, and  situations which is why I love using them. I will post more of my examples of the writing prompts I am doing especially when I buy Writing Fiction Step by Step By: Josip Novakovich. I will be reviewing that book, and in detail because it will help me as a writer.

Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25