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yup, at it again. Stairing at the blank page not doing anything. sigh*


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Nov. 25th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Bernie Kaplan, my fiction writing professor at UD, used to advise typing the same word over and over when that happened. His favorite was "hamburger".

Essentially, you get so tired of typing the same word that -anything- seems better.
Nov. 25th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
well I have like 50 words down and I may just give up for tonight and watch TV.
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Nov. 25th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
It sounds weird but it really works. At least for me, Character A ends up eating a hamburger--and that's something. ;-P

The bottom line is to write -something- however tangentially related to your story or characters.
Kill the darlings later.

The other day, I posted this bit of sneakiness for NaNo participants:

"Transcribe dialogue of whatever TV show you are watching when you are supposed to be writing. (A-hem!) If your story takes place on 21st century Earth, one or more of your characters can be watching the show. If two of your characters are watching the show, you can interpolate lines of their dialogue with lines of dialogue from the show. Since this will be confusing to the reader, be sure to use attributions for all of the dialogue. Hint: the proper attribution for the overheard dialogue from a TV show should always include the name of the show, the date, the screenwriter and the name of the actor who delivered the lines, so that it is clear that you are not plagiarizing & for maximum word-padding. This additional information can be placed in a footnote if you like. (See Footnotes, above).

If you are writing an historic novel or a fantasy novel, you can have the character dream all of the events in the TV episode. Don't forget to have them wonder for hours after awakening about the meaning of their dream and how it applies to fighting for Napoleon and/or releasing the captured unicorn."
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Nov. 25th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
It's not so much blocked as lacking the energy to write... I'm jsut so tired...
Nov. 25th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
eep. *hugs*

*sends Jared*
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
thanks but I don't know if he will help this time... since, for one, he's not in the stroy.
Nov. 25th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
ahh... hmmm....

*sends Nathan*
Nov. 26th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
In 4 years it's the first story with no part for Jared... how odd thinking of that.

Pets Nathan. My baby bear...LOL
Nov. 26th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
wow.. but cool. heh.
Nov. 26th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
yeah - weird huh?
Nov. 26th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
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