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Writer's block? Using the random generator
I will probably bewitch myself by saying this, but I have more than enough story telling stories to keep me occupied with it for the remainder of my lifetime, and I haven't yet suffers from a writer's death-blockade. I know that others fight and get nothing. The way I write "seat of my pants" means that I trust my own face in everything I do, and he hasn't let me down yet.
So, although I don't have these problems (until now, when I *smiled* myself again), I was intrigued by the write that I saw in a board posting and that I wanted to part with. Writers' skills could be useful to any writers, no matter how our processes work. A KBoards member, known as EelKat (Wendy C. Allen), made a detailed description of how she composes one short story per weeks (scroll down to answer #15).
As a matter of fact, she runs a 52 story in 52 consecutive challenging wks on the basis of her trial. The speed of a 5,000-15,000 words story a weeks is too freaky-quick for me. Wendy had some great insight into how to keep strangers from decelerating us during the design work. Briefly, she uses my beatsheets for the texture and many chance builders for the detail.
I wouldn't use alternators like them (filling in the gaps to make a story that she releases without outside editing), but her approach works for them and their reader and fulfills their missions. I have taken away from her that we should not spend our valuable writein' to draw a rivet when we could use a tool to start our music.
Having read about Wendy's trial, I can see how chance can be useful to give our unconscious mind something to work with or to get rid of us. Each of these pages contains several chance generations. And if you can't find the desired shuffle on any of these pages, do a Google sweep of the desired city.
We would probably find most of what we need between these four locations: Your characters have some hard skills to master " Draw a space on characters? In between these four locations there are shuffle engines for almost anything from meteorological or automotive to world building or magical set-up.
There' s no need to wait for inspirations. Yes, the overwhelming bulk of them will be ludicrous or stupid. Usually in the samples I post above, these were the best of about 5-20 suggestions. Get bogged down in your letter, and if so, which items do you normally get caught up in?