Dead Writing ~ What Can You Do?

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  1. HCFarms96

    HCFarms96 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    People who feel the most and deepest become writers. ~ Karen Kingsbury

    I read it, I memorise it, I recite it over and over to myself. It becomes my motto. And I write.

    When I write a story, I divide myself into a dozen pieces. Then, I slowly transform each piece into a character of one of my stories. When all of the characters come together, there I am. Writing is the way I say what I feel, the way I voice my opinions, my hopes, my dreams. It's the only way I know how. They become the feelings, opinions, hopes, and dreams of the characters in my story.

    For awhile, I can become lost in my story, writing something worth being read. But then... I lose it, and the last part I've written just dies. It loses it's originality - becomes a cheap copy of someone else's story line.

    Writing is like an engine. All the parts must be just so and placed in exactly the right spot or it won't run smoothly, if at all. One tiny little part placed incorrectly will throw the whole engine off. Sure, the rest of it is good, but "it only takes one klinker to make the whole thing clank."

    I delete the klinker and walk away from the writing, intending to work on it later. But I never get to it. Soon, it becomes buried in the Literary Graveyard located deep in the heart of my computer, following, and to be followed by, countless others.

    And my motto changes.

    My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes now. ~ Anne Shirely, Anne of Green Gables

    Because, when my stories die, they take all of those little pieces of me with them. The feelings, the opinions, the hopes, and the dreams.

    The cycle is endless. It happens over and over and over again.

    Dead Writing ~ What Can You Do?
     
  2. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
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    With every story, my thoughts are:
    'Writing is really AWESOME! And this idea is my best yet!' ~Me
    And then they change to this:
    'Butt in chair. Hands on keyboard.' ~Mur Lafferty
     
  3. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    When I start with an idea, I'm so inspired.

    But then, after about two days I am totally uninspired.
     
  4. I know what you mean. I come up with all sorts of stories, ideas, ways to organize, ect.. Then when i go to write them down, I open up computer lid, then suddenly feel bored :p
     
  5. HCFarms96

    HCFarms96 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    I guess there are a thousand different ways to say it, but it all boils down to the same thing - frustration. At least for me.
     
  6. JPchick 29

    JPchick 29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You just keep at it, Leslie girl. You have a gift, a unique writing style that no one else can copy. No matter how many unfinished stories are buried in the Literary Graveyard, you just keep on writing. Then one day, you'll write what your heart tells you to write, and create something really special. Keep on writing, don't ever stop writing.
     
  7. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    well i am doing a story now, but writing it down :p
     
  8. My writing went dead like that, then I almost walked into on a cow skeleton walking in my neighbors pasture one day. It wasn't very old, there was still some stuff in the eyes sockets and on various places on the bones. Had nightmares, even had a flash back to another nightmare INSIDE the nightmare. Thought it was a horse then. Got this guy and took him with me to get better pics on a camera instead of a phone, thought something was odd, shrugged it off. Couple days later got my phone and got the camera and compared and the head was totally different. BAM! I'm a creative writer again. [​IMG]
     
  9. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    LOL sorry about that!

    well writing is my ownly way to get away from the drama right now :/
     
  10. It helps relieve stress for me, it's the writing it all down part that gets me. [​IMG]
     

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