Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"W" is for Writer's Block and Webbing

A to Z Blogging Challenge: 
"W" is for Writer's Block and Webbing


Webbing can help with writer's block!  
Kimberly Willis Holt's website Writing Tips has a cute web that shows what she's done in the throws of writer's block. 

Well, we are not going to take a bubble bath or bake cookies for today's exercise, but we are going to do some webbing!
 



Writing Exercise: Go with the big picture or go with a specific scene from your story and create a web. See the links below for webbing tips. Share your webbing thoughts in the Comments Section.  Webbing Tips -- 

My response to the exercise:
The Librarian Chronicles - Guardians of the Secret, Traboltia Kingdom (Created using PowerPoint)

7 comments:

  1. When I'm stuck i try these sorts of things and nothing happens, just a bunch of words on the page. Then i go off to do something else and suddenly inspiration strikes. I'm never sure if the exercise helped get things going in the subconscious or not...

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  2. Very cool! Thanks for the links. I'll have to try this some time :)

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  3. Mood, I understand what you mean. I'm not sure it gives me ideas exactly, but webs definitely do focus me. I have a visual then of what is going on and I can think of what still needs to be done.

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  4. I've taught this technique to my students before. Webbing is a great visual aid for analyzing connections between ideas or characters or subplots. Great W post.

    Lucy

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  5. webbing can be helpful for removing that writer's blog. great post!
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  6. The only way I can cure my writer's block is by stepping away and doing something else--reading, running, puzzles. But I like the idea of creating a web diagram of a scene.

    P.S. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for your kind comments. I really appreciate it. :-)

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  7. I've had success with webbing in the past. For me, it works better when I'm starting a new project or chapter. I seem to be one of those people who has to let writer's block take its course. Sometimes I just have to wait for the ideas come when they're ready. I'm not good at bringing them out of hiding.

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