Episode 158 Breaking through writer’s block

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157 Inspiring Archeology ruins and how I use them to worldbuild Today's Topic How My Fantasy Worldbuilding is inspired by the archeology record and the amazing cultures of the world So, I have needed a year to think about an episode about Archeology. I was asked to do this by Jennifer on the Facebook page last April I think. I had created a huge list of ruins. However, I started to think about it in a different way. How, do I get inspired by these ruins as a worldbuilder. Join Michal and I as we explore the real world’s archelogy ruins. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Amazing early man Nazca Lines Çatalhöyük Uluburun Don’t Believe the Hype Meggiddo Machu Picchu Terracotta Army Great Zimbabwe Built Different Petra Masada Mesa Verde Amazing Teotihuacan Babylon Borobudur Angkor Wat Watch the Amazon Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com The Worldbuilding Task for the Day Take a ruin from the list and let it expand and inspire one of your fantasy cultures The Real-world Task for the Day Use times like winter to spring clean. Michael's Resources Use Gardul.com/Amazon when shopping online to help support the show Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Images and quotes Please take a moment and comment below on this episode. I look forward to hearing from you about your Fantasy Worldbuilding adventures Worldbuilder's Anvil Logo Listen to Worldbuilder's Anvil in iTunes or use Podcast Republic for your android device.

Today’s Topic Using Writing Prompts and Free Writing to practice and improve writing skills

Have you ever had a great idea for a story or a novel., you sat down excited and filled with anticipation open up your app then placing your hand on the keyboard and freeze. I have.  It the worst type of writer’s block I suffer.  I write my story as it happens.  Once I get into the flow, I am off to the races until I pick it up again.

Writer’s block begins the real problem

Once I get stuck, I freeze then the voices of a fear kick in and stop me. You suck at writing. Stop wasting your time. However, the voices are wrong. I am not wasting my time.  If I want to achieve my dreams. I need to write. I need to write every day.  It is part of the job of my dreams.

Ignore the voices

I wish I could say that it was easy to ignore the voices.  However, I have spent years listening.  I would close the writing program and click on steam or play on Facebook.  Possibly getting me depressed as I read thousands of political post from my republican or democratic friends and family.

Freewriting and writing prompts stopped the voices of fear

I learned if I ever wanted to improve my writing skills. I needed to write.  If I could not write what I planned, I would use free writing and writing prompts to write through the time I had.  I also found that once I started, the story would naturally pick up and start flowing again. So check out the episode where Michael and I explore writing prompts, story circles, and free writing.

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Podcast Show Flow

  • Writing Prompt
  • What are the story circle and writing exercises?
  • The Undercroft Story Circle
  • Self-Generating prompts
  • Free Writing
  • Take you saddest memory and write a happy story about it.
  • Start

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The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Create a culture that attack writer

The Real-world Task for the Day

Join in the Story Circle

Michael’s Resources

Dream BIG

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158 Writer's Block is just an excuse by people who don't write for not writing 158 I haven’t had writer’s block. I think it’s because my process involves writing very badly

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