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1. DW/LJ-verse, let me pick your brains about long term writer's block and what it is and if anyone ever gets over it. Because right now, I'm in a bit of a panic that I will never write again. It's been weeks, maybe months, since I sat down and worked on a project. It's like the mere act of typing has gotten harder for me to do. The words don't flow from me anymore. Heck, they don't really even come when I try to grind them out word by word onto a page or a screen.

I'm blocked up. Well and truly and I don't know how to get out of it. Anyone else ever gone through this? How did you get out of it?

Because right now I really am afraid that I've lost the one ability that I've always valued in myself and that's scary.

2. Dog bless [personal profile] sara and the very first fontmas in which she explains how to use Google Web Fonts really easily in your DW layouts simply by pasting a url into a box. IT'S LIKE MAGIC, Y'ALL. Which solves my problem of finding a layout that I liked a lot but didn't care for Impact as a font. I really wish that they'd get a new default font for new layouts because the Summertime layouts are pretty. And the one I'm using actually has a nice color combo. But damn, Impact is one ugly damn font to use. It's like using popsicle sticks to frame the work of a great artist. It just sort of ruins the whole thing. But that's my opinion and I'm not a pro or even an amateur when it comes to designing things. I just play around on colourlovers a lot and pretend I know things.

Date: 2012-12-11 01:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cat_rood
I mostly agree with [personal profile] inkstone. Stop with the outside noise, stop reading the writing books. Sit down and describe a rock. Sit and listen to music and then write down whatever comes to mind. Write random words on a piece of paper. Write... anything. Words are words.

Second: Read. Read something new. Try a new genre, a new author. Read fanfiction. Read fandom meta. Read children's books, read technical manuals. Just something/anything that isn't your "normal".

Try a new type of writing. I wrote a script for Script frenzy this year. It was an interesting experience and dragged me out of my funk.

Try changing your venue. Always write at the desk? Write on the couch, at the kitchen table.

TIMERS. Try the Pomodoro App. It fits right on your computer. Set it for 10 minutes. Just randomly hit buttons for those ten minutes. Don't worry about actual words, just buttons. Never know what might come out of it.

Good luck! *hugs*

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