What’s Really Happening When You Think You’re ‘Running Out of Ideas’

Meg Dowell Writes

It’s happened to very single one of us at least a dozen times.

You’re sitting in front of your computer, with all the time and motivation and energy in the world to write. But no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to come up with anything you actually want to work on.

The ideas just won’t come.

The words refuse to come out of hiding.

Have you run out of ideas? Is this the end of the writing life as you know it?

Should you even keep trying?

Suddenly, you don’t feel like writing anymore. Not because you don’t want to, but because the fact that you can’t come up with one simple idea has brought you down to a place you know you’re going to have a hard time crawling out of.

Call it what you want. But it happens. And it’s one of the most…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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