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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by SheWrites(f): 5:38pm On Dec 15, 2017
Music works for me.

As I type and write, earphones plugged to my ears, music on low key... I type away...

I like a serene environment too. No noise of any kind, fresh cool breeze coming from the window, full stomach... I cant write with an empty stomach. I will be distracted... seated on the bed or a comfortable chair, thoughts in sync with my fingers and I speed away...

I get most of my inspiration from my immediate environment, past and present experiences, the lifestyle of family, friends, neighbors and strangers ...

I read too and watch a lot of romantic movies, plus action thriller series films...

And I must not forget my special mug of hot lipton tea, creamed with milk... plenty milk and sweetened with sugar.

*winks*

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by HumbledbYGrace(f): 8:41pm On Dec 15, 2017
SheWrites:
Music works for me.

As I type and write, earphones plugged to my ears, music on low key... I type away...

I like a serene environment too. No noise of any kind, fresh cool breeze coming from the window, full stomach... I cant write with an empty stomach. I will be distracted... seated on the bed or a comfortable chair, thoughts in sync with my fingers and I speed away...

I get most of my inspiration from my immediate environment, past and present experiences, the lifestyle of family, friends, neighbors and strangers ...

I read too and watch a lot of romantic movies, plus action thriller series films...

And I must not forget my special mug of hot lipton tea, creamed with milk... plenty milk and sweetened with sugar.

*winks*
I like you kiss
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by SheWrites(f): 8:59pm On Dec 15, 2017
HumbledbYGrace:
I like you kiss

Lol... liking u too *winks*

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by HumbledbYGrace(f): 9:08pm On Dec 15, 2017
SheWrites:


Lol... liking u too *winks*
So what happened with the bookcover?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 9:27pm On Dec 15, 2017
EvaJael:
OluwabuqqyYOLO
I just saw this. Nairaland mentions be balling like courier messages.

To the topic at ground, what can I say? I'm clueless as to what motivates me. As far as I'm concerned, nothing seems to excite me anymore in writing. I'm wary to let others know what I've been battling but I hope you all will understand. Somehow, I've been seeing my funeral for a while now but I have always believed in myself.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 9:30pm On Dec 15, 2017
meneski:
oya collect this JUMBO weed.
Orijin, please!

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Divepen1(m): 11:24pm On Dec 15, 2017
Missnande:
@Divepen1 I love Joshua Selman too. I carry hand for you o, if I start five stories at once God knows I won't finish any. The one wey I dey write sef na so so struggle.





BTW - Those of you that have written complete books or stories(not short ones),how do you ever finish it? That's one of my greatest challenge.

The thing is not easy. After I know i've gotten to a point that I see the twists are enough, i'll just write a mumu ending. Then as I begin to edit the drafts I'll build a better ending, and probably add another story. I was telling Evajael the other day. My story 'Grabbing The Hot Gate' was around 18k works when I finished the draft, but when I finished the third editing, I got to 50k+ words. So, all in all, the draft is your idea. Editing is the story writing.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by TaiwoPriscilla(f): 1:18am On Dec 16, 2017
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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Debbietiyan(f): 2:10am On Dec 16, 2017
Divepen1:
Evaja.el and Missnan.de, Debbie.tiyan ... So, I got back from work and used my phone to say hi to somebody and since then the idiot refused to come on. That's since last week wednesday...
But I hope to get a phone that can visit nairaland at least.

Meanwhile, my writing process is one that Elizabeth Gilbert as people that work like Butterfly. We spread essence from one work to another. I'm not the jackhammer type of people that can concentrate on one work.
I can't sit down to write a book at a go, but i like to write up to ten at a go. In other words, when i get bored or fixed at a point in this story, i move to the other one. In one of the ted talks I listened to, one of the speakers said when one leaves the work, it would keep processing itself in our subconscious. And that's what i do. I remember I started writing about Chibok girls two or three years ago, I'm still on Chapter five. Meanwhile, I got the opportunity to write others as if they were just flooding in because I've been thinking of them for months without touching.

So, what happens at the writer's block ish...I read any of the following a. Chicken Soup for the soul b. Harry potter c. Percy jackson d. A compilation of stories.

Or i would rewatch any of the following, which unfortunately I have watched like ten times now. a. Scandals b. The 100 c. 24 hours

But what gives me inspiration?
Most times, when someone just joke around me. I live amidst sarcastic and funny people. Also, when listening to messages especially Joshua Selman.


Little wonder, been trying to reach you. Sorry about your phone sad.

Meanwhile, I have not really been following this thread, it looks amazing though...lemmi scroll up to get the hang of it.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Debbietiyan(f): 2:20am On Dec 16, 2017
kayo80:
Hey guys, on a lighter note, let's talk about how our writing process goes. Do you take anything for ginger/inspiration? wink You know, sometimes when you have writers block and you just have to write, do you take anything or do anything to get your creative juices flowing.

I believe at least 80% of us here are adults, so let's not be shy. smiley. I know some writers listen to music, some take alcohol, some smoke something (you know that thing), some have sex or think about sex, some draw energy from memories of a breakup or a sad event in their lives, some get driven by the thought of money and fame at the end of the line, some watch movies in the genre they write in, etc.. What is your own source of inspiration for writing?


So, let me go first. I have noticed that for me, when I write while sipping a bottle of Legend Stout, I write FASTER and I am more creative. Ideas just keep flowing in and I never get blocked. Hey, this is me o! We are all different and live different lives. So, it might not be the same for you. And please don't judge me if you don't drink alcohol.

The second thing I do is watch lots of American Romance comedies. I get lots of ideas for stories from watching those movies, and I also get this strong urge to write.

So, guys, let's hear from you...what is your writing process like? Do you take or do anything to enhance your writing.

Speaking of 'ginger,' a friend adviced that I take weed for inspiration grin...please those of 'us' that do take before penning down, how does it work out? I'm really curious.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 3:05am On Dec 16, 2017
Debbietiyan:


Speaking of 'ginger,' a friend adviced that I take weed for inspiration grin...please those of 'us' that do take before penning down, how does it work out? I'm really curious.

Lol! I also want to know.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 3:14am On Dec 16, 2017
SheWrites:
Music works for me.

As I type and write, earphones plugged to my ears, music on low key... I type away...

I like a serene environment too. No noise of any kind, fresh cool breeze coming from the window, full stomach... I cant write with an empty stomach. I will be distracted... seated on the bed or a comfortable chair, thoughts in sync with my fingers and I speed away...

I get most of my inspiration from my immediate environment, past and present experiences, the lifestyle of family, friends, neighbors and strangers ...

I read too and watch a lot of romantic movies, plus action thriller series films...

And I must not forget my special mug of hot lipton tea, creamed with milk... plenty milk and sweetened with sugar.

*winks*

Nice.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by illicit(m): 7:42am On Dec 16, 2017
Debbietiyan:


Speaking of 'ginger,' a friend adviced that I take weed for inspiration grin...please those of 'us' that do take before penning down, how does it work out? I'm really curious.
Well..... weed is not bad but after sometime you may become dependent and attached to it ( not addictive tho).
Smoking weed shrinks the brain, thats the worst downside of it that I know of sha.....
and when the brain shrinks you know what may happen.....
Visiting new places and seeing new faces can inspire anybody I think
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski: 8:12am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:
Orijin, please!
Hot,boiled,cold or very cold wishhhh one u crave?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 8:21am On Dec 16, 2017
meneski:
Hot,boiled,cold or very cold wishhhh one u crave?
Boiled? I haven't checked that before. I'll take it.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski: 8:25am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:

Boiled? I haven't checked that before. I'll take it.
Get ready for the stomach rumble!*serves one boiled bottle of Orijin* your bill na 5H.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 8:47am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:

I just saw this. Nairaland mentions be balling like courier messages.

To the topic at ground, what can I say? I'm clueless as to what motivates me. As far as I'm concerned, nothing seems to excite me anymore in writing. I'm wary to let others know what I've been battling but I hope you all will understand. Somehow, I've been seeing my funeral for a while now but I have always believed in myself.
As in eh. I don't see most of my mentions.
Well, to me, you're going through a phase and you'll get over it no matter how long it takes. Have you tried settling down to carefully read your works all over again?
You're just too talented and I reject that funeral you're seeing for you. It can never happen o in this life.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 8:48am On Dec 16, 2017
meneski:
Get ready for the stomach rumble!*serves one boiled bottle of Orijin* your bill na 5H.
You high! 5H for this thing wey dey purge me
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 8:49am On Dec 16, 2017
Divepen1:


The thing is not easy. After I know i've gotten to a point that I see the twists are enough, i'll just write a mumu ending. Then as I begin to edit the drafts I'll build a better ending, and probably add another story. I was telling Evajael the other day. My story 'Grabbing The Hot Gate' was around 18k works when I finished the draft, but when I finished the third editing, I got to 50k+ words. So, all in all, the draft is your idea. Editing is the story writing.
Yeah and the work is beautiful. Ending a story is not beans at all. Especially when you have a really wide plot and no plans for a sequel. You just have to weave all the loose ends together.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 8:50am On Dec 16, 2017
EvaJael:

As in eh. I don't see most of my mentions.
Well, to me, you're going through a phase and you'll get over it no matter how long it takes. Have you tried settling down to carefully read your works all over again?
You're just too talented and I reject that funeral you're seeing for you. It can never happen o in this life.
I hope it is a mere phase as you've said, dear. I too am working to escape this cell. Thanks for your encouragement.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 8:53am On Dec 16, 2017
Debbietiyan:


Speaking of 'ginger,' a friend adviced that I take weed for inspiration grin...please those of 'us' that do take before penning down, how does it work out? I'm really curious.
Lol! Interesting. Personally, if I dare writing when I'm excited, I'll unconsciously add terrible twists that take days to unravel. So, if I take weed, ah! That's the end of the story na
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 8:57am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:

I hope it is a mere phase as you've said, dear. I too am working to escape this cell. Thanks for your encouragement.
Yeah. Don't sweat it. Relax yourself all you can and I believe it'll start coming back to you. Don't give up. If it doesn't still come back at the end, don't drop to the depths of depression. Lift your head up high. The ones you've written already have carved your name in the hearts of many.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 9:06am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:

I just saw this. Nairaland mentions be balling like courier messages.

To the topic at ground, what can I say? I'm clueless as to what motivates me. As far as I'm concerned, nothing seems to excite me anymore in writing. I'm wary to let others know what I've been battling but I hope you all will understand. Somehow, I've been seeing my funeral for a while now but I have always believed in myself.

I totally understand you. The bitter truth is creativity (especially that of creative writers) is accompanied with some form of mental illness. The gift and the curse. I guess it is cos we don't have filters like most people... We let a lot in to fuel our creativity. And maybe also because we create a whole new world in our heads with different characters...different people with different personalities.

I noticed that in times when I use up a lot of my creative juices (when I write continuously for a long time), I get really depressed. I didn't understand all these till I started studying the lives of great writers. It is what it is. You just have to learn to handle it...dance around it. My way around this is too watch a lot of romance comedy, action comedy or any form of artistic expression that makes me laugh even when I don't want to.

Find a way to deal with your down times... There is always a way. You are too gifted and too talented to give up on your life. I see great things in your life in the very near future.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski: 9:59am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:

You high! 5H for this thing wey dey purge me
Na cleansing tins na. Guy u go pay me this 5H oh... Seun no fit hold me oh.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Gucciqueen38(f): 10:08am On Dec 16, 2017
meneski:
Na cleansing tins na. Guy u go pay me this 5H oh... Seun no fit hold me oh.
Mr supplier.. Continue
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 10:11am On Dec 16, 2017
kayo80:


I totally understand you. The bitter truth is creativity (especially that of creative writers) is accompanied with some form of mental illness. The gift and the curse. I guess it is cos we don't have filters like most people... We let a lot in to fuel our creativity. And maybe also because we create a whole new world in our heads with different characters...different people with different personalities.

I noticed that in times when I use up a lot of my creative juices (when I write continuously for a long time), I get really depressed. I didn't understand all these till I started studying the lives of great writers. It is what it is. You just have to learn to handle it...dance around it. My way around this is too watch a lot of romance comedy, action comedy or any form of artistic expression that makes me laugh even when I don't want to.

Find a way to deal with your down times... There is always a way. You are too gifted and too talented to give up on your life. I see great things in your life in the very near future.
Thank you for this, Kay. I will definitely get up and do something. Thanks.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 10:12am On Dec 16, 2017
EvaJael:

Yeah. Don't sweat it. Relax yourself all you can and I believe it'll start coming back to you. Don't give up. If it doesn't still come back at the end, don't drop to the depths of depression. Lift your head up high. The ones you've written already have carved your name in the hearts of many.
Thanks, love. Thanks for your care. And as for depression? That's a no-no! Thanks, baby. Kisses.

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Gucciqueen38(f): 10:12am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:

I just saw this. Nairaland mentions be balling like courier messages.

To the topic at ground, what can I say? I'm clueless as to what motivates me. As far as I'm concerned, nothing seems to excite me anymore in writing. I'm wary to let others know what I've been battling but I hope you all will understand. Somehow, I've been seeing my funeral for a while now but I have always believed in myself.
Funeral ke! Abeg oo
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski: 10:14am On Dec 16, 2017
Gucciqueen38:
Mr supplier.. Continue
I get confirm products way go change your life for wetin u want.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Gucciqueen38(f): 10:21am On Dec 16, 2017
meneski:
I get confirm products way go change your life for wetin u want.
Meneski cheesy thank you cheesy I don't take them tongue
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 10:24am On Dec 16, 2017
OluwabuqqyYOLO:

Thank you for this, Kay. I will definitely get up and do something. Thanks.

You are welcome.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by OluwabuqqyYOLO: 10:27am On Dec 16, 2017
Gucciqueen38:
Funeral ke! Abeg oo
Lol, not in that sense, dear. Thanks anyway.

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