HOW TO GET OVER YOUR MUSE DRY SPELL AND ENJOY WRITING AGAIN1)
Put aside a small or big amount of time each day to write something. Rather it's writing a few paragraphs in your characters app, making a small 1-2K post or making some piece of equipment. Just write something. Don't want to commit every day? Too fucking bad. IMO, 1 hour a day, every day. Build up a daily routine and stick with it.2)
If you happen to sit down and nothing TRULY
comes out, then fucking free-form write. Write down anything which happens comes into your head at that moment. I don't give two crispy fucks if it's not perfect, it's not deep, it's not sentimental or it doesn't feel "right"; just write it faget. 3)
You do NOT have to edit as you write. Simply write until you are finished and make edits after the fact. Though, this part is semi-optional depending on your style.4)
Don't spend all of your time trying outline something. Such as when it comes to applications, apart of the reason why everyone gets stumped is because their trying to over complicate their characters history. Instead of doing those tiring mental gymnastics, simply feel your way through it, write a few paragraphs and you'll eventually feel a sense of accomplishment that you managed to get that much done. From there, you'll want to write more until you are done. 5) FUCKING READ, LISTEN TO MUSIC, WATCH ANIME, PLAY VIDYA GAMES; SIMPLY TAKE A BREAK EVERY NOW AND THEN TO FIND SOMETHING THAT GIVES YOU INSPIRATION
. This is something that is rather important to myself and I feel will help with some people. Even if it doesn't interest you, just find something to stimulate your mind to want to produce content outside of just forcing yourself to write and then get back to work.6)
You do not role play just because you want to have ideas to express. You become a role player BECAUSE YOU LIKE TO WRITE AND HAVE FUN WITH OTHERS
. If you focus on being "deep"
and having "ideas"
all of the time, you'll never go anywhere, you'll constantly hold yourself to an impossible standard and eventually burn out. It's fine to have standards, but don't over-do it people. Besides, in my case, I write some of my best stuff when I'm just writing with my own flow.7)
Somewhere on your computer, create a "do it later"
folder. That means any ideas that come into your head that cannot be placed onto something you want now....well...simply save it for later. Rather these be character ideas, personality traits, powers, plans for the site or whatever else. If ANYTHING
creative comes to mind, save it and store it.8 ) WRITE EVERY FUCKING DAY. NO FUCKING EXCUSES.
SAVE THIS THREAD, RECORD IT AND READ IT WHENEVER YOU FEEL YOURSELF LOSING ENERGY! IF YOU STICK WITH IT, YE'S MUSE WILL RECOVER IN NO TIME!