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We may not always love what we write. In fact, chances are, we will more often than not absolutely despise every word that leaks from our pens. Still, we love that we write. We love that we can create turns of words on the page, that, after some hours of revision, say something about the world that deserves to be captured. And so when we are faced with writer's block (what whatever you want to call it), we are angry. And frustrated. And mad. Because we love to write, as much as we claim to hate it at times. Thankfully, we know we are not alone in this struggle: hundreds of writers have documented their experiences in dealing with the disorder, and there are ways to cope. Here, for example, are two videos explaining how Dan Brown (author of the Da Vinci Code) overcomes his writer's block. How do you overcome yours?
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Uhhhh what?? lol. I have a tick where I always tilt my head to one side realllly far while intesnely typing. but to hang upside down?!
@greggr I guess some people might find my strange neck position weird too after all...
@hikaymm I don't think he ever said it was normal, though he did say he doesn't want to be painted as weird. @timeturnerjones Its different for everyone! It's better, I think, to be productive elsewhere rather than to sit and wait for the block to go away.
I usually just go read something else, then try to write and imitate the style for a while, and then a day or two later I can usually get back to my own writing. Unfortunately, there's not a quick fix!