Originally Posted by Scarecrow28
Its kinda depressing. I feel like I just can't release all my ideas and creativity.
Hi all, new to this GT writing room, but I have lurked in the past.
So here goes:
If I hit a simple snag I can walk away and go do something, then come back and continue, but when the block gets serious, I am more pro-active in solving it.
What I do is start "mapping" to help with my more serious writer's blocks.
I will get a pen and clean sheet of paper. I will then in the middle of the paper make a circle and put my "storyline" in it. I then make as many little circles as I can around the big circle writing in stuff that relates to what I am writing. It turns into a sort of "problem solving flow sheet" but doesn't necessarily go from one point to the next. I purposely let it become disjointed as long as I am mapping out ideas to use. A lot of time I write done something that has already occurred, but I them can get ideas from that so I will leave it in the map.
I had one map going on for several days when writing a parent/student handbook. The worst writer's block of my life, but when I got done with the mapping, I was able to finish the book 3 weeks ahead of first review deadline.