I have it all in my head, but how do i get it down on paper?

@34momma (13895)
United States
March 30, 2010 2:06pm CST
Yes i am working on yet another website. This time I have my wonderful son who is a computer programmer and who builds website and writes scripts make this site for me. The problem is, I have to write the front page and I have all i want to say in my head, but when i begin to write it out, my hand won't move cause my mind is blank. So how can i make the thougths in my head, come out on paper and make sense???? to all of you writers out there HELP!
12 responses
30 Mar 10
If you cannot get it onto paper try speaking into a tape recorder and play it back to yourself. Start by writing out notes rather than the final copy for your front page then arrange those notes into a sensible order. These are just a couple of things that help me! Good luck :)
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
30 Mar 10
That's really good advice Beauty.. i am going to try that thanks
30 Mar 10
You are most welcome! I just hope it helps you out.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
30 Mar 10
it really does thanks so much
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
30 Mar 10
I found that telling a story is easier then writing one. Ask a trusted friend to listen to what you are thinking of writing and record the converstaion. From there type EVERY thing out and then edit as needed. I have a few books going right now and thats exactly how I have written what I have now. GOOD LUCK!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
30 Mar 10
wow now i never thought of that.that sounds like a really great idea! thanks ebsharer. I will try this one for sure
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
30 Mar 10
don't be too hard on yourself. my advice to you is to get up and walk away, do something else for a few minutes and then come back. chances are you will have ideas then.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
30 Mar 10
and that's just what i am doing. I am beating myself up. I took a break today. just to clear my mind and not be so hard on myself. I will continue when i get home. thanks for the words of wisdome
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
get a blank sheet of real paper, pull out your real writing pen and don't think about front page and start scribbling those tiny bits of words and phrases you have thought of, in outline form. Keep on doing this until the end with a cup of coffee or tea in between, pause and look outside your window or go out for a while then go back to scribbling. wait til next day then read then see what happens. g'luck!
• Philippines
4 Apr 10
hehehe. I always have that problem even when i am not writing. My end result after all that? ah, still empty.LOL!
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
1 Apr 10
make the big lines first. it is hard for the first time, but if you make the time line for its, you can get the detail.it works for me. happy writing.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
1 Apr 10
the big lines? i am not sure what you mean... explain
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
31 Mar 10
Same thing happens to me sometimes and to get it down on paper, i try to forget it for a moment, if i can't say nothing i don't force myself. And then, when the moment re-come back, i note all of these things naturally.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
1 Apr 10
i really have the worst writers block ever in the world. i swear i can't think or anything! i am so frustrated
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
31 Mar 10
You are overthinking this. You are so afraid of getting it wrong you do not want to start. You have to just write anything down, bad ideas and spelling and all, and then later edit it, edit it, edit it. [Michael Angelo's David took a lot of sketches and chiseling to get a great statue.] I have a voice recognition program, Dragon Speaking Naturally, that I use from time to time. You just dictate into the microphone and it writes the text out for you. If you have lots of prose to write this may be an option. It is quite expensive, but I bought mine at a deep discount when one of the electronic stores had a sale. Writers block can be annoying but write anyway. Good luck.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
31 Mar 10
that's just what i have been doing. so scared of sounding stupid, that i coudln't even get started. i am working on over coming that silly fear and pushin on so i can follow my dreams and have a website that will be really successful
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
You know what to say... that means you are in the right direction, the only problem you have is that you cannot write it down on paper. Well, I advised you to "keep on writing" write and write and write until you've written your exact thoughts. The only way to overcome a writer's block is to continue writing.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
31 Mar 10
that's just what i have been doing. just writing and writing. some of it is nonsense but most of it is really to the point and is getting me where i need to go. so thanks for the great advice
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
just relax. It'll come to you the moment you begin to relax. Take deep breaths while you organize in your head what're you gonna write in the paper.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
30 Mar 10
you are so right. I need to relax i am so tense and stressing myself out!
@tessah (6621)
• United States
30 Mar 10
hehe the best thing to do is not THINK so much about it. you know what you want to say.. say it exactly how you want. then go back and tweak it here n there as you see fit.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
30 Mar 10
i know what i want to say for sure. but when i write it down it just sounds so not like what i wanted to say!!
• United States
5 Apr 10
Hey, momma! I advise my students just to jot down ideas - a word or two, not complete sentences - as they pop into their heads. After a while, they can look at all they've written, decide which ideas to run with and which to ignore, and create a fully developed story from there. It works quite well after a little practice!
• United States
1 Apr 10
Pretend you're having a conversation with someone and you're telling them something they need to know.