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How do you write when you're not in the mood?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Spoiltdiva, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #641
    What would you do if you worked for an advertising firm as I did? Or you were under contract for a television network and had to produce content? There are many examples I could offer you of scenarios where writers have no choice but to produce daily. So....this thread is about having to write when you're not in the mood.

    "I don't write when I don't feel like it", is of no help at all.
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    Spoiltdiva, Jun 12, 2017 IP
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    #642
    I've been writing for years now, both for work and pleasure. :) The only difference is that I could stop whenever I wanted when I was writing for pleasure, but you can't do that when you're writing for work. What I do in those instances is try to complete another task that doesn't require me to come up with creative, funny, and engaging content. :) If I have a deadline, though, I try to find inspiration in other people's works, but I do not copy from them, just read to get more information. Research is a god-sent solution to my problems. :D
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #643
    I believe that we have all done that at one time or another. Any writer who claims that they haven't, is a liar.;)
     
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    #644
    Hi. I often get stuck when writing too, it's frustrating. It's true that we depend on our mood a lot and once it goes down, it takes the whole inspsiration thing down with it.
    When I'm like that, I often go out for a walk if possible. Fresh air helps refresh my mind. I'd do something else to take my mind off of writing for a bit (but absolutely no more reading because it's still WORDS lol). Eventually if I just can't continue anymore I'll call it a day, have a good long shower and sleep. Start again the next day.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Good old Mother Nature, she has always been the best motivator...(well that and $$$) to revive my spirits, when not in the mood to write.
     
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    #646
    Writers are not machines and having writer's block is completely normal. Every writer has his/her own strategies how to get himself/herself motivated to write again. I like listening music, going out for a walk, taking a shower or just playing with my cat, that usually helps. Oh and making coffee breaks can be a rewarding ritual too!
     
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    My cat has never been an inducer in regards to promoting my writing, as it has an irritating habit of jumping on the keyboard to garnish my attention.
     
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