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    Posted: May 19 2013 at 1:13pm
As you guys might've noticed, it's been a few days since I really posted anything about any movie, good or bad. From time to time, I have a bad case of Writer's block. It's not necessarily about having nothing to write about, but more like I have no real motivation. 

Does anyone know how to get out of these dry spells?? Any advice or help will be much appreciated.

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My tips to cure writer's block (most of which I invented) are specifically for writing fiction, so I can't help you there. 

As for the Forum, I just have to wait until I've watched a movie, and then post a comment. That's what we all do here.
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Oh I write fiction too, so I would love tips :)
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Well... As many people know, inspiration comes when you're not looking for it. When you're asked to write something, you can't force the inspiration. So what I do is that I ask myself "What genre do I wanna write? Fiction or non-fiction? Comedy or drama?". And then "What sub-genre do I wanna write?". And then I write down issues I've experienced, but only the ones I know the solutions to. If these are solutions that you ask people about and they say "Yes, that could work", but they never thought of them until you mentioned it to them, then it's better. This way, you have a message for your story. That's a good way to start.

If you want to listen to famous writers, you can use take the issue and build fantastic/surreal/bizarre elements around it, in order to convey the message through metaphors and allegories. Philip K. Dick and Dr. Seuss are good examples of this.

If you don't want a story with any kind of message, then skip the last couple of steps. But the first steps can still help you.
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That's the main reason why, from time to time, that I don't post here that often -- probably because I'm lacking the motivation to write anything here... 

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