Overcoming The Writer's Block

@else34 (13602)
New Delhi, India
May 7, 2016 6:59am CST
I had posted my last post on April 30.Today is 7th of May.A whole week gone without starting a single discussion.Still my mind is completely blank. Is this what we call 'Writer's Block?'What do you do when you feel you are unable to think what to write?How you overcome 'Writer's Block?'
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 May 16
oh no! There are so many things you can write about. Write about money. Over here picking up the smallest coin money is supposed to bring luck. Do you find dropped money? Write about the weather. or food, or a memory!
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
8 May 16
@Jessicalynnt,The problem is,when this happens,you have a lot of topics,a lot to write about,but you find yourself clueless as to how to write and what to write.For a couple of days a 18 year old boy has been sitting under the shade of a shop right in front of my house.He's one among those who from remote rural areas pour into our town everyday looking for a job.I want to write about him,but have been unable to think what to write and how.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 May 16
@else34 you just did! Wondering what kind of job he is looking for. Wishes he finds something, lamenting the need for him to do that. All those thoughts, asking others if they'd ever been in a similar situation, etc etc
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
8 May 16
@Jessicalynnt He's looking for a job in the aluminium plant here.His problem is that he's not computer literate.As he told me,he's the son of a farmer.
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@MEAngle (238)
7 May 16
Well, I feel restricted, and stuck in time. However, I think that the best way to get over writer's block is to do something that will stimulate your mind, which can be different for everyone. Some watch a movie, or even eat their favorite foods. Some just have discussions that get the wheels turning, or listen to music. I suggest finding an array of things and activities that get your mind working overtime, and the magic should just come soon after.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
7 May 16
@MEAngle,Thanks for a good advice.I'll definitely try it.I generally go for long walks to relax my mind or play chess with my friends.But it rarely helps.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
7 May 16
@MEAngle Yes,I often try to solve puzzles.Sometimes I play chess with my friends.As you know,chess is a game in which you have to strain your mind.
@marlina (78244)
• Canada
17 May 16
There are so many things that you can write about, it is not possible not to think of something. Just look at some pictures and go from there.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
17 May 16
@marlina,It is not that I have nothing in my mind.In fact,there are a lot of topics I can write about.But don't know how and why I find myself unable to understand how to write about them.Perhaps this is what they call 'writer's block.'
@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
7 May 16
I better leave it and keep myself busy for some other recreation.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
7 May 16
@amnabas,We are talking to each other after a long time.Thanks,my friend.Like you,I,too,try to leave it,but my mind generally refuses to stop struggling to get an idea.
@dbherald (498)
• India
7 May 16
When I face this kind of situation I go for outing for a long time and while come back I continue with my work.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
7 May 16
@dbherald,I often find myself face to face with this condition.When this happens,my mind keeps struggling with itself to have an idea.I go for long evening walks regularly,but it doesn't help me solve the problem.