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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Picture and Writing and a Block

There are many things that need to be said about writers block. There are many thing I have learned about it since I last spoke about the matter. First of all, what it is.
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  • Writers block should be though of as a detour.
There are many things that you could call writers blog, but I think it's best if that's how you think of it. If you keep on going, you'll get back to main roads. Writers block is not a road stop, but merely a way to get to your destination, even if it's not the fastest way. One solutions to writer block is a road block, but writers block itself is not.  And sometimes detours are the better. Sometimes writers block helps you discover and fix problems that you have.
  • Inspiration is the always the best exit.
While writers block isn't bad, but you should try to get back on the main road quickly or else it will take much longer to write you novel.
  • Find a gas station and get some more ink.
As you can see, I'm going with the road theme. Inspiration is your gas. You need it to move. If your on that detour, it might be because it's time you stop and get refueled. Once your full of inspiration, you'll find it easier to keep on moving and find your way to the highway.

You can also think of inspiration as ink. Writers block is when your ink is spilled. 
 
  • Take a break!
One of the only differences between ink/gas and inspiration is that sometimes when you take a break and step back, you'll get some inspiration.

  • Don't throw things away so quickly!
Another way to get over writers block is to write. It's another good medicine. One form of writers block is when your ideas all seem like trash. While some of your ideas many be trash, one thing you can do is take your best idea and write. If your problem is you can't get inspiration, then this solution is not for you.

Until next time,
Ruth A.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

9 out of 12

Hey everyone! I have some awesome news to tell you guys, I have concluded my 9th chapter (number 12 will be the last). My 9th chapter is the one where everything goes horribly wrong (the black moment). So I thought I'd update you on my story. Its temporary name is Tombstone, but I'm still working on my story's actual name. I found it hard to make my hero (Loral) suffer.
I had been warned about the difficulty, but there's no describing what was going on in my mind. I wanted to help Loral so bad! It was SO hard to not help her, I even made myself cry at some parts in pity of Loral. Now that I'm moving on past that chapter and I can see how much work she's done, I want to give her a reward, but I know that chapter 10 must make my hero work even harder and overcome the odds, then she can fight the villain. 
But I'll tell you hear and now that as I writer, you must have strength. There are many times that I have wanted to stop writing, but I had to pick up my pen and push there are times when I felt like my pen was bigger than me and times that it was much, much heavier. But I had to learn that when things get hard, that's when I should push the most. (I type, not write everything out, but a pen is a writers symbol.
I think that so far chapter 9 is probably the second hardest to write. And that's because of everything your hero goes through. And as a writer, it's your job to feel the pain of your characters. If you get into the story, then you reader are so much more likely to love your story. It's not what you say, but if you believe it. You need to believe, even when no one else ever will this is YOUR story. You live it out and you write it out. I say that you live it out because inspiration comes from reality and you live in reality. So "Live it out and write it out."
If you do not believe your story, then no one will. So if you do not believe in your story, there is no point in wasting your time to write it. Your will be wasted, and so will your readers. You matter as much as your story. If your not right for the job, then neither will your story.
So go on, put on your disguise and be a ninja on a mission. One sole mission. Everyone needs a good book, and your job is to make sure your people get one. There's one thing that doesn't need a fake identity...your book. Let everyone see that paper for what it is and keep a pen handy. Where are the warrior today? Why are there so few people who pick up a pen and write what is good is what is honorable. Fight for books...before they are destroyed by the ninja who are still in need of training.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's already been a month?

First of all, I realize that it has been a while since I've done a post. On May 20th, I published a post and now it's June 20th! I have not really been thinking about writerish stuff to post about because I have been writing. And trying to finish up my novel which is now 3/4 of the way through. I have also been working a lot on my other blog, and I do not recommend  managing two blogs at once. It's not the easiest of things to do. I find it hard to have time to work on both of my blogs, but anyway I just thought I'd let all of my readers know that I am not abandoning you guys (and girls)! And I doubt that with summer and everything that I will have very many posts in the days to come, but I will try to give you people more posts because I myself am frustrated at the lack of posts, as I am sure you are too.
-Ruth