Do you always get the idea flowing in your brain while you really to write?

United States
April 25, 2009 12:30am CST
I had a problem sometimes. When it comes to writing, sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. If it is an interesting topic to be discussed. I must have a ton of ideas to express it in my paper. Or sometimes, it is not too interesting, I might look up the ceiling for half day without an idea. Would that be your problem?
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@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I saw the cutest saying on a friend's site. "Six hours later I haven't written a thing. But I did win 7 out of 289 games of solitaire."
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@dandit (132)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 09
Experiences like that also happened to me. Suddenly the brain such as blank and does not know what to do. But I have a way to overcome the problems like that. If I do a job that is not limited to rules about what should I do, I choose to write or do the job that I like. Because if we write what we like or we know, the available source of ideas that is not limited. For example, if our knowledge about the music better than sports, the better we write something that has a relation with the music.
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
I tend to be like that sometimes. But a friend of mine suggested to use a voice recorder. So that i could record all my thoughts like telling a story and how i would like my story to flow. After that i would listen to my recordings and write them down. In that way I could rewind and play my recording and get the story that i wanted. hope that helps.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
Sometimes it takes just letting ideas out through what they used to call divergent thinking. Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, George Carlin, Steve Martin and others could take any topic and run though a stream of consciousness and create comedy from it. Using the same way... letting your mind drift from a starting point lets you later do convergent thinking which is bringing those ideas together into a coherent whole.
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Ideas come to me a bit too easily, most of the time...I have a more difficult time trying to keep up with my brain. My words can't be typed fast enough, some days, as my brain moves at lightning speed through the chapter I'm writing onto the next...and the next... It's hard for me, because I get behind on my writing really easily. In my mind the book'll already be finished, but in reality I'll have only finished a couple chapters in it.
• South Africa
26 Apr 09
Not always, but it is really great when it happens. When it doesn't, well that is I suppose the discipline part of writing where you refuse to give up even though your muse seems to have taken the day off. What sometimes gets me though, is when the ideas just come flowing through, and you are in the middle of vacuuming the house, or walking to the store or stuck somewhere where you really cannot drop everything and just start doing a great idea the justice it deserves.
@scheng1 (24713)
• Singapore
26 Apr 09
Too many ideas is a big problem. After all, a 400 words article just need a few ideas to stand out. It doesn't need 1001 ideas. And many ideas are so good that to discard any of them is a pity. I seldom suffer from no idea, usually the problem is overflow of ideas. And sometimes, when the flow starts, the article turns out differently from what I envision. A serious article becomes a cheeky article. No choice, just let it flows.