Thread: Getting Started
After a burst of four stories in the space of a couple of months, my inspiration seems to have dried up for the time being. I've been writing the same piece for nearly six weeks now, and I can't decide where I want it to go. I'm really happy with the part I've written so far, but the old inspiration doesn't seem to have found it's course this time.
It's a bit frustrating but I'm not too worried just yet. I've been really busy at work just recently and I don't seem to have had time to sit down and have a good crack at it. Get a full day off to tinker about and I think the words will begin to flow once more.
One of my old teachers had a pet theory about writers block being caused by the creative side of the brain becomming tired. Therefore, he theorised, you need to make the other side of your brain (the one that does maths and other useless stuff ) work out a bit. Your creative juices should soon begin to flow again.
Don't like the name river of ideas though, I always called it drunken scribbling.
All the English teachers I ever had, had absolutely no idea about writing fiction. In general, I would ignore them, when it comes to genre fiction writing.
[Edited on 30/9/2002 by Allyssa]