I hate asking this

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    Alt_Queen Novice
    Does anyone have any idea how to get rid of writers block?
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    DaughterOfApollo Hot Shot
    Start writing about something else. Sometimes journaling your day and what you did helps too and literally just write down everything that comes to mind.
    What I have just learned this year with my writer's block (after I've been writing for like 10+ years) is that I get too stuck/caught up in my head during the transition part if that makes any sense. This might be what you're experiencing too, but I will know where I want the story to go, but I'll end up getting stuck with transitioning from one scene to the next and I won't know how to write that. So, what I now do, is just completely skip the part that I don't know how to write and I'll put "*SOMETHING HAPPENS AND THE CHARACTERS ARE HERE NOW*" and then I'll be able to keep the flow going and write the next situation. This gives me time to think about what happened in that gap and how I'll be able to write it and usually I'll end up having the characters say or do something with each other in a way that I can go back and explain further/set up what's about to happen or be said where that gap in time is. Hopefully that made sense.

    Music also helps and just letting your mind wander. Meditation is also something I find helpful because it clears my head so I don't have too many thoughts and ideas running around up there.

    But basically, just keep writing. No matter how bad it is, just write out your thoughts. You always have the power of going back and editing it when you get out of your slump. So write simple sentences if you must, but just keep pushing through
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    Eggaly Novice
    Look through media and find aspects that inspire you, like for instance Alice in wonderland but that has some stuff you have to do to keep it faithful to source material or you could take inspiration from music
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    Stardust1 Senior
    I also find that just reading a lot helps

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