Unblocking Writer's Block

Karen Nolan Rose By Karen Nolan Rose, 3rd Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Frustrations that I've encountered with writing, or should I say, not writing. Writing through thinking problem areas out on paper.

Writers' Block

How does a writer get out of the funk of writer's block? This awful experience has been haunting me now for several weeks. Ideas flow through my brain excessively like lava spilling from a grand active volcano; however, they are short lived. Last night as I snuggled down into the comfort of my soft silky lime green sheets, my mind should have closed down with my eyelids. This was not to be the case as items flashed through my consciousness like snowflakes falling on the ground. Thoughts ramble of multiple patients flowing through the emergency room where I used to work or operating room where I presently work. Each with their own personality and quirks I could endlessly detail many events without violating their privacy. Then, I could detail the many antics of my children in their growing years that would make many a mother cringe or never want to procreate. Adventures of riding my Harley while describing each State of our great America and the beauty’s they have to offer. How many times I have been married and why, come to mind that would cause women to associate me with Elizabeth Taylor and not in the financial way. Escapades of my own youth and the reason I have had four broken bones, multiple bruises and a fried (literally) toushie playing the "Three Stooges" with my two older siblings. When I penned my first book, my fingers seemed to never stop typing. It poured out of me like water from a faucet that no one could turn off. The second book is completed but still in need of final editing, and of course, it is in need of a publisher. With all that said, what is going on that my literary creations cease to produce past the initial concept on paper. Many a notebook clutters my desk with these pinwheels and ideas that never expand beyond written proposals to be born. I know others that write fluently and then toss their pinwheels of ideas in the garbage after completion or if it doesn't grow into anything of substance, away it goes. I cannot throw my ideas away, yet I cannot grow them to maturity. I have written many poem that fill up two file folders and over 50 short stories. What am I to do? I know that each writer has their own specific rules for writing for I have found many a helpful hint online for a small fee. I just need my brain to settle on one idea at a time, I think, and maybe the writer’s block will fade allowing ink to flow again. I have considered putting all of my notebooks into a filing cabinet and end the idea of writing, but I would be fooling myself because writing is like breathing. It explodes my day into excitement and fun releasing endorphins that truly make me happy. What am I to do?


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author avatar Karen Nolan Rose
I’m a Harley owner/rider, Registered Nurse, Writer, and am happily married. I love writing about everything and anything especially all that happens during the day concerning grandchildren and love

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
3rd Oct 2013 (#)

The best way to get rid of a Writers' Block is to revamp the mind and watch various things around you as a source of inspiration although having one source of concentration would be great.
It is a personal experience that brings out the best in me....
I love to write about Michael Jackson!!!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Oct 2013 (#)

A positive mind and also an emotional one could do the trick - siva

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author avatar Karen Nolan Rose
4th Oct 2013 (#)

Thank you for your comments, I believe that being positive and not stressing about the issues will help calm my mind so the creative juices are allowed to flow.

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