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Old 08-03-2009 at 01:26 AM
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In the world of writing and phan phiction, this is the mother of all evil. The accursed writer's block has plauged every author at least once. This is a thread to help remedy that problem. Either post your worries about your story to get advice or be the one to give the advice. Hopefully with this thread, the writers of TPO can be put at ease.

Note: This is NOT a place to post chapters or entire phics. You may however post excerpt from your story if you believe that that will help others to help you.
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Old 08-03-2009 at 04:02 AM
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Thank god we all need this rght? haha I'll be sure to post.


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Old 08-03-2009 at 04:26 AM
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Great thread idea! I was suffering writer's block for months but had another very creative person (My Mom, lol) relieve it. I'll be sure to come back though! :D



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Old 08-03-2009 at 11:58 PM
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Ha, I thought people would.

Okay, so I'm having a little case of WB so I hope that someone can help me.

Here's the scene: It's only minutes after Christine and Raoul discovered that Erik is in fact not dead. After a heated arguement from all characters (including the Persian), Erik insists that C/R come to his lair which is now in shambles so they can "come with us". C/R have no idea what's to become of them. So they're at Erik's house after a few more conflicts and what I need to happen is for Raoul and the Persian to leave the room so Erik can tell Christine what's happening (and have him attempt to engage her in a heart-to-heart). The problem is, I have no ideas for a legnimate exit for Raoul who is very protective of Christine at this point in the story but this event also must be done. Any ideas?
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Old 08-04-2009 at 04:08 AM
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Hmm. Well, here's my idea, it might be stupid or irrelevant, but here goes. :D Does Raoul's brother/family know where he is? If not, perhaps Raoul's brother could come looking for him. Have Raoul's brother set off some sort of alarm that Erik recognizes. Have him stubbornly refuse to go help Raoul's brother and say that he wants to speak with Christine--alone. Raoul can either choose to stay with Christine, or go help his brother who could be in dire straits.

Would that work for you?

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Old 08-04-2009 at 04:25 AM
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Oh, that's such a good idea but unfortunatly the death of Raoul's brother was made a big deal. But perhaps it could just be a random person or something. I like the idea and I think I can work it into my story. Yay writer's block healed! One brownie point for Laura.
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Old 08-04-2009 at 05:08 AM
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Hooray!! :D I'm happy to have helped, I know how infuriatingly frustrating writer's block is. X(



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Old 08-04-2009 at 10:53 PM
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Oh, it most certainly is the ultimate evil.

The chapter I was stuck on his coming along nicely now. It has a lot more meaning in the story than I thought I would. I'm about 8 pages in and I'm almost done so you'll be seeing the chapter up (with Laura's idea) fairly soon.
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Old 08-05-2009 at 04:10 AM
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A suggestion to prevent writer's block is to think crazy things and write it down. See it in your mind, slow-motion it through your head. If your going to write something dramatic make it so dramatic in your mind that it's going to be fake. If it's supposed to be funny, do something so depressing that it's funny. Just something that's completely out of the norm. Don't let your brain suffer through numb hours of mind racking! Write it down!

Clustering brain webs work too...also just taking a moment to meditate before touching that power button or pen works well too ;)


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Old 08-05-2009 at 07:45 AM
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I had suffered WB for 2 years when it came to my owe stories which for me is a nightmare as ever since I was 8 I have been writing stories I had tried everything but I must agree with the whole 'writing anything that comes to mind.'

Sometimes when I write I have no idea what I'm writing until I've stopped and read it again I think that one course is that over think things to much, second guess something or think to themselves it just doesn't work to this I suggest making copies if you are having trouble try different things and maybe even start again (I had to do this)

Sometimes it helps to just leave a story alone for awhile and come back to it with a fresh mind or ask other people for idea's see how they'd write it can sometimes help to.

RP has helped me a lot and in the two years of RP I haven't so much as tried writing my owe stories again but RPing keeps your skill's sharp.

Sometimes it's location CHANGE IT put yourself in the story see what you'd do.

So those are my ideas and though I still suffer with one story.... HORROR... maybe I'll ask about it after I try doing it again.

Hope these ideas help.


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