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« Reply #30: May 29, 2009, 09:43:05 pm »

go ahead and share writing stuff, I LOOOOOOVE to talk about writing! Smiley

Though I won't be answering anything next week - going to a writer's conference!  *meeps in the corner*

Ahhh! Total jealousy. We have only ever had one writer's conference here. I didn't go because the entrance fee was huuuuuugggggge and I decided to pay the mortgage instead.

Also my husband didn't think it was a good idea. Some nonsense about it being on my due date. Like babies ever come on time I said Wink
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« Reply #31: May 30, 2009, 07:23:56 am »

Ahhh! Total jealousy. We have only ever had one writer's conference here. I didn't go because the entrance fee was huuuuuugggggge and I decided to pay the mortgage instead.

Also my husband didn't think it was a good idea. Some nonsense about it being on my due date. Like babies ever come on time I said Wink

This one's not even nearby - I'm getting on a *gulp* airplane.

and babies.  Sheesh.  That's just narrow-minded. Cheesy  Just think of all the writing fodder the other authors could have had with learning how to deliver a baby! Cheesy

(But, really - there are probably small conferences near you on a regular basis that don't cost much.  My writer's group puts one on every year that's I think $80 at the door, and clearly less if you actually pay ahead.  Look around)
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« Reply #32: May 30, 2009, 01:47:55 pm »

This one's not even nearby - I'm getting on a *gulp* airplane.

and babies.  Sheesh.  That's just narrow-minded. Cheesy  Just think of all the writing fodder the other authors could have had with learning how to deliver a baby! Cheesy

(But, really - there are probably small conferences near you on a regular basis that don't cost much.  My writer's group puts one on every year that's I think $80 at the door, and clearly less if you actually pay ahead.  Look around)

Yeah they would have learned a lot, especially since I had to have a c-section! Grin

Thanks for the advice, I'll look around
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« Reply #33: June 02, 2009, 10:32:43 pm »

Does that cure writer's block?

Surprisingly enough, that is also an effective method for completing calculus work.  Wink
 
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« Reply #34: June 05, 2009, 11:59:38 pm »

Surprisingly enough, that is also an effective method for completing calculus work.  Wink
 

Suddenly I'm glad I'll never have to even attempt calculus.... yay learning disability classes.

On a more serious note, writers block seriously sucks. I usually start fanfics or RP games when my original stories get boring, switch it up for a little while.

But at least nobody sat on your computer. Consider yourself lucky. *Should be getting it replaced soon and can't wait*
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« Reply #35: June 06, 2009, 06:04:48 am »

How cool that there are so many creative folk here!

I find working on a completely different project can help.  Like basket weaving. Cheesy

Reading the above comment, I recall Isaac Asimov once saying something to the effect that, when he got a really bad case of writer's block, he would head out to a theater to see the most mindless action movie he could find. What a hoot - this from the man who repeatedly said that violence is the last refuge of the incompetent! Apparently it's also the last refuge of the blocked...  Wink

I can't comment on fiction writing, as sadly the first-and-last piece of fiction I ever actually finished writing was in high school. But I can verify that doing a less mentally-busy task creates more space for the mind to play in. One of the best sets of song lyrics I ever wrote came to me while I was at work in a pet store, making the morning run of the aquarium department to pull dead fish from the tanks. Grin
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« Reply #36: June 06, 2009, 04:36:17 pm »

So, the answer to writers block is not hitting the head repeatedly on the desk, it's killing someone *taking notes*.

So, completely off topic, I just got a set of spice jars from IKEA and they're identical to the ones in your profile picture. Just made me smile Smiley
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« Reply #37: June 07, 2009, 12:33:04 am »

So, completely off topic, I just got a set of spice jars from IKEA and they're identical to the ones in your profile picture. Just made me smile Smiley
Yup, that's where I got them. On sale 4 for $3, can't beat that.  Actually the have helped a lot with writers block.  I'll sometimes mix up a few herbs and wear them around my neck to clear or calm me.
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« Reply #38: June 07, 2009, 11:46:50 am »

I once had an idea strike in the middle of the laundry. I suddenly realized that another dead body would solve my delima.

I prefer to introduce a new character.

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« Reply #39: June 07, 2009, 10:19:50 pm »

I prefer to introduce a new character.



Sometimes a new character, sometimes one of the old ones morphs into something or someone else over night.

Yay! for new print cartridges! Wow a lot of pages. Let the editing began
Oh wait that just depressed me all over again. Screw it where are the cookies
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« Reply #40: June 07, 2009, 11:16:32 pm »

Yup, that's where I got them. On sale 4 for $3, can't beat that.  Actually the have helped a lot with writers block.  I'll sometimes mix up a few herbs and wear them around my neck to clear or calm me.

I just got a brand new IKEA by me and can't seem to get enough of it!  I have to go back and get more of them, I filled mine up and now haven't got any where to put the first crop of my lavender that is almost done drying.
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« Reply #41: June 08, 2009, 01:54:48 am »

I just got a brand new IKEA by me and can't seem to get enough of it!  I have to go back and get more of them, I filled mine up and now haven't got any where to put the first crop of my lavender that is almost done drying.

All the IKEAs in my city are in very strange locations.
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« Reply #42: June 08, 2009, 12:14:09 pm »

I just got a brand new IKEA by me and can't seem to get enough of it!  I have to go back and get more of them, I filled mine up and now haven't got any where to put the first crop of my lavender that is almost done drying.
Ours is about 30 min. from me and it's been opened about three years - I still venture out there two-three times a month.  You wouldn't believe the deals I've gotten in the bump and ding area. 

Our Ikea also has free wireless so I can take my laptop to the cafe when I have writers block and enjoy a .99 breakfast while writing (I'm at least trying to stay on topic).
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« Reply #43: June 09, 2009, 10:27:35 pm »

I still venture out there two-three times a month.  You wouldn't believe the deals I've gotten in the bump and ding area. 

Our Ikea also has free wireless so I can take my laptop to the cafe when I have writers block and enjoy a .99 breakfast while writing (I'm at least trying to stay on topic).

Mine just opened a couple of weeks ago and I just moved into a new place so that's just double trouble. I know what you mean, I was so excited this past time, I found a solid granite mortar and pestle for ten dollars and couldn't help myself. Smiley

I'm going to have to see if mine has wireless, that would just be too good to be true!

As far as writer's block, I do something completely opposite that will get my mind off it. This usually entails tending my plants but to each his own Smiley  Although the almond cake at ikea could be helpful too!  Wink

All the IKEAs in my city are in very strange locations.

It's the same with mine, I think it's just something that they do Smiley
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« Reply #44: June 11, 2009, 04:23:33 pm »



As far as writer's block, I do something completely opposite that will get my mind off it. This usually entails tending my plants but to each his own Smiley  Although the almond cake at ikea could be helpful too!  Wink


I use to have a writers group that would meet for the whole day. It always involved large amounts of pastry and sometimes almond cake, but we don't have an Ikea) Cry

But one of them joined the military and the other moved to Detroit. So I am all alone again sigh. More cookies for me.
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