Writing Well Just Dried Up...

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@allen0187 (24561)
Philippines
October 16, 2016 6:01pm CST
Writer's block. myLot rut. Call it what you will but my writing well just dried up. Must have been a case of pushing myself too far. Or maybe not writing enough because, honestly, I haven't been writing enough truth be told! Anyway, read through my notifications. Also, read a lot of posts. Left comments as well. Also, been reading random stuff online and looking at a couple of writing prompts. I need to weed through distractions and pick out inspirations. Going to go grab something to eat for now. Hopefully, I come back with fresh ideas to write about. How do you guys and girls cure writer's block?
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@cindiowens (3846)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
16 Oct 16
It happens to the best (and worst) of us. Something will inspire you. Don't concentrate on something to write too hard. It will come to you.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
Agreed!
@jaboUK (49148)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 16
I just took a couple of weeks away from the site, that's freshened me up.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
Where'd you go and what did you do on those weeks that you aren't logging in here in myLot?
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@jaboUK (49148)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 16
@allen0187 I didn't physically go away - I cleaned up my garden, wrote some poetry for another site, and did some reading.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
@jaboUK ok. Thanks for the clarification.
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@tammys85 (7941)
• United States
16 Oct 16
Ugh, I hate writer's block. What about going for a walk? I have heard that can be helpful at times.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
I do that as well. I stand up and walk around looking for anything to spark something in my mind.
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@tammys85 (7941)
• United States
18 Oct 16
@allen0187 I'm sorry it hasn't really helped. :(
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
It has actually.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Oct 16
Usually reading what others write helps me get past writers block.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
Reading does help in writing.
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@cherigucchi (3904)
• Philippines
11 Dec
I do take a break for a while.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
12 Dec
What do you usually do when you take a break?
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• Philippines
12 Dec
@allen0187 I relax myself a bit. Sometimes I watch a little tv or movie, sleep or eat. I do not like to push myself so hard when I am running on empty in writing.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
12 Dec
@cherigucchi sounds like a good advice.
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@TRBRocks420 (58964)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Oct 16
Just write about what ever is on my mind or that I like, but it happens at times, never lasts long though.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
Good for you. Writing is an effort for me sometimes. i don't get into the flow of things and that's when I have difficulty writing.
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@teamfreak16 (33598)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Oct 16
I either put it off, or just start writing and see what comes out.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
That sounds like freestyle writing. I'll try that next time.
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@Beatburn (3979)
• Philippines
6 Feb
I walk around. I'm not much of a writer but when I feel stumped I try moving about.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
6 Feb
That's a good idea. Walking about is also good for your health.
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@Beatburn (3979)
• Philippines
7 Feb
@allen0187 Just did. Stressful work.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
7 Feb
@Beatburn I stand up from my desk every hour or so and walk for a good 5-10 minutes. Sitting is the new smoking!
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@velvet53 (15384)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Sep
I hope that you are over your writers block.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
20 Sep
I am but I have yet to write a new post here in myLot. I just reply to the posts made by other members.
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@velvet53 (15384)
• Palisade, Colorado
20 Sep
@allen0187 I noticed that. I want to do more writing but don't know what site to go to.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
23 Sep
@velvet53 have you thought about having your own blog?
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• United States
17 Oct 16
bless yer heart 'n hugs! i dunno if'n i've a 'cure' fer such? i jest dribble when i feel like 't. which's why i aint finished editin' a novella i've been workin' fer some time'n. i think 't times we jest o'erthink schtuff?
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
I guess there are days that I overthink stuff. How is the novel coming along?
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx seems you have things under control already. Good luck in finishing it.
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• United States
17 Oct 16
@allen0187 i wish i did :) thanks!
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@zweeb82 (5745)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 16
An old friend I guess....you're on my follow list....since 8 years ago, lol!~Well, I am one who loves to observe things and always learning new things. I believe one can became better at what he does if he keeps doing it everyday may it be a job/profession or even business as practise makes perfect but there are times when one needs to just try out some new things, maybe soemthing we're not really accustomed to - it can be likened to thinking out the box. I guess from there one may draw some inspiration.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
True that! I try to write everyday but sometimes life gets in the way and nudges me to do something else instead.
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@zweeb82 (5745)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 16
@allen0187 I can totally understand, lol!~ That's why I try to mylot if not I night not even have time to pen down my thoughts let alone the poetry or what not that comes across my mind. If I don't steal time and do that, by the time I come around I might have forgotten a whole chunk of it or even push it to some other time which might not happen altogether, lol!~
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
@zweeb82 I do the same. I write, actually, more like scribble in a notepad my thoughts - words, phrases, a sentence or two - that eventually gets molded, shaped, hammered, or otherwise obliterated into a written piece.
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• India
10 Feb
Mylot is not about just writing, i think.. It's more of interacting.. Its more of what interesting things u post.. N what interesting comments u can make
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
11 Feb
True. You interact and you earn. Sometimes though, even when just commenting, you are stumped for words.
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• India
11 Feb
@allen0187 yes i feel that too sometimes
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• India
11 Feb
@allen0187 but then you should just go with the flow.. Not take it too seriously
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@KrauseHome (32872)
• United States
12 Feb
Many times I just go take a break. Get offline and go watch one of my favorite TV programs or watch a movie. Other times I go work on my listings on eBay and Bonanza, or take a nap. Then I come back here when I feel I have time to talk and write about what I am thinking about that day.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
12 Feb
Seems like taking a break is a favorite among myLot members! Counter-intuitive but seems to to be efficient.
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@KrauseHome (32872)
• United States
26 Sep
@allen0187 Then usually I can come back with my head full of ideas and feel like I can be productive in here again.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
26 Sep
@AkoPinay (10325)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
I am only trying sites and apps and blog about my experiences. I can write more when I am angry
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
I'll remember to piss you off when you need to write.
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@AkoPinay (10325)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
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@SIMPLYD (73977)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
Me ? I just simply interact . Interacting , gives me ideas what to write again .
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
Good for you then!
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@SIMPLYD (73977)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
@allen0187 The good thing here is that even if we don't post but just simply interact , we get an earning . Earning while enjoying the interaction .
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
19 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD true that!
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@hereandthere (21966)
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
are you referring to writing for submission to article sites? what kind of camera do you have?
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
Not so sure about your first question. A Nikon.
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
@allen0187 you want to write more. for mylot or for other sites?
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
22 Oct 16
@hereandthere I want to write more. Period.
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@OreoBrownie (3349)
• Winder, Georgia
10 Apr
I have the same problem. I find it hard to come up with more topics from my life to write about.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
11 Apr
Sometimes it is better to look other people's lives for writing inspiration.
• Australia
8 Apr
You have style. Catchy drop-by message post on a restful Saturday.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
8 Apr
Thanks.
@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
10 Mar
I think you need to go for a walk if you have no writing idea! Perhaps your brain needs a rest. The other day, I borrowed a book from the library that was so funny. It was a bedtime story book for pet dog! Can you imagine where the idea comes from? The writer must be very creative to think about writing bedtime stories for dog owner to put their pet dogs to sleep.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
10 Mar
That is one out-of-this-world book! The author must really love his pet dog!
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@Tampa_girl7 (21065)
• United States
9 Mar
I just write whatever is on my mind.
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@allen0187 (24561)
• Philippines
9 Mar
Easier said than done though. Although, it is a good practice to do some free flow writing. Let your thoughts rtansfer from your mind to your pen to the paper. Edit it later.