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1. You can't come up with an idea.
2. You have a ton of ideas but can't commit to any of them, and they all peter out.
3. You have an outline but you can't get through this one part of it.
4. You're stuck in the middle and have no idea what happens next.
5. You have a terrible feeling your story took a wrong turn a hundred pages back, and you only just hit a dead end.
6. You're bored with all these characters, they won't do anything.
7. You keep imagining all the reasons people are going to say your story sucks, and it paralyzes you.
8. You can't think of the right words for what you're trying to convey in this one paragraph.
9. You had this incredibly cool story in your head, and now you're turning it into words on a screen and it's suddenly dumb.
10. You're revising your work, and you can't see your way past all those blocks of text you already wrote.

Worth looking at just for the old "Amazing Stories" cover graphics. ;D

(thanks to the original artist)

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Re: The 10 Types of Writer's Block and How to Overcome Them - IO9 article
« Reply #1 on: Thu, Nov 21, 2013, 12:57 PM »
11.  Your writing partner is a dumbass

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Re: The 10 Types of Writer's Block and How to Overcome Them - IO9 article
« Reply #2 on: Thu, Nov 21, 2013, 06:52 PM »
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Re: The 10 Types of Writer's Block and How to Overcome Them - IO9 article
« Reply #3 on: Sat, Nov 23, 2013, 01:18 PM »
Interesting article.  And nice pics.

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You'll need that inner voice of scorn for later, when you're revising - but while you're working on a first draft, you have to drown it out, possibly with loud Finnish death metal.

Hehe, I like that. :ggrin


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Re: The 10 Types of Writer's Block and How to Overcome Them - IO9 article
« Reply #4 on: Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 10:39 AM »
Very interesting indeed! And quite helpful!