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What is a discovery writer?

From an answer to this question: How do I successfully structure a long fiction piece? I think I can infer the meaning from the usage but some elaboration would be helpful.
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What are the reasons behind Writer's block?

I read the question Help! I've got Writer's Block which explains solutions to the problem. I was wondering why someone gets writer's block? Is it anxiety? Is it due to the fact that the ...
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Fiction Writing - has it all been done before?

It's a simple fact the there are more fiction books in existence now than one person could possibly read in a lifetime. Add to this the supposition that all plots, themes and genres have been ...
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How to invoke my creative side without investing too much time?

I suck at writing. There, I admitted it. More often than not, I find my self staring at a blank moleskine page, or the blinking cursor. You see, the problem lies not in writing itself, but ...
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7 answers
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I can't write without an inspiration

I've been writing a book for almost a year now. But it takes so long because I have to wait for "inspiration". Sometimes I will get an idea that makes me excited and want to write. Mostly it's a ...
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OCD Writing Techniques

When I was a kid, I could sit down put the pencil to the paper and the words would just flow; then I was diagnosed with OCD and things started changing for me. The words don't flow anymore, and ...
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Writers block: Lost momentum, can't write even a sentence

I've been writing a story for almost half a year. I worked on it almost every day because I really like doing it, but now that I have been away for a month on a vacation I can't seem to write a single ...
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How do I overcome my anxiety of writing again?

You would note the use of the word 'again' in the title of my question. I wrote a number of short stories many years ago. This was when I was doing my first degree (in literature) just after high ...
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Real, serious and based on personal experience idea, but no previous practice. Where to begin?

Since my childhood I have had a secret dream to write my own story or even a novel. I have always enjoyed reading books and writing compositions. However, I never had enough courage to start writing ...
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4 answers
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What other kinds of writers are there besides plotters and pantsers?

In a comment to an answer of mine Mark Baker has suggested that the common, dichotomous view of writers as either "plotters" or "pantsers" or something of both might not be ...
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How to become a productive/accomplished writer?

I prefer writing short stories. Over the years, I have learnt many essential skills that I employ in my work. I believe (and this is my personal assessment) that my stories are of good quality (i.e ...
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What to do when you hit writers block

I’ve recently been writing my book when I got stuck. I think it’s safe to say that this has happened to everyone. This has happened a few times in the certain book I am writing, and I’ve noticed it is ...
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How should I even start the publishing process at a young age?

So I am currently writing a book, I have recently had a lot of writers block and don't know how I want my story to reach it's big ending. But also within this problem when I do have my book ready I ...
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Writer's Notebook

How can I use a writer's notebook to improve my writing?
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Getting out of writers' block?

How do I cure this? It's driving me crazy. I keep thinking of ideas to write but I either am too lazy to put it to paper or forget it and then randomly remember a few days later. I'M TOO YOUNG FOR ...
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What to do when you don't know what to write anymore? [duplicate]

About 10,000 words written in the book, I'm out of creativity to write the rest. If I were to write the last chapters, I would write without concern, but the medium is "cloudy" What to do? ...
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2 votes
1 answer
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How To Avoid Burnout [duplicate]

One of the main issues I've had when writing is burnout. I get really invested in a deep story and work on it for months, milking every second. However, the issue with this is, after a few months I ...
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1 answer
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Writer's Block Help [duplicate]

I am in the middle of writing a book but I have serious writer's block any tips on how to combat this? I am only able to write poetry but it isn't as deep and meaningful as it used to be.
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How get rid of writer's block? [duplicate]

Not long ago, I used to be a regular person with a normal office job, but one day I quit it and started writing articles, sharing stories, and useful tips about life on a small farm. Later I became a ...
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1 answer
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How to kill a writer's block? [duplicate]

It's been a year now since I have this. I can't write and think. Any suggestions, advice and tips?
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A Wishing stone needs to be destroyed? [closed]

In my story the protagonist has to destroy a magic wishing stone. Any ideas? The stone is marble and it talks!!
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1 answer
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I need fake country names for my story [closed]

I have a bad case of writer's block, and I need some realistic-sounding country names for my story. Nothing too "exotic" or hard to pronounce, please. Thank you!
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How many people who participate here on Writing SE have become successful authors? [closed]

I'm not asking for an exact figure, but I just want a rough idea of how well the people here have done. (I know the definition of successful varies, so I'm just going to use successful as a term for ...
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Where should I start if I'm feeling the urge to write something? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Help! I've got Writer's Block For the past few weeks I have had this "itch" to write something - anything. As soon as I try to put pen to paper, though, my mind goes ...
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How to escape writers block [duplicate]

I've written things for an audience before, but I've never written a small novel like I currently am planning. I haven't wrote anything since maybe December of last year so I am very rusty on my ...
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I have this story all planned out, why can't I write it? [duplicate]

I have written out two full manuscripts for this story. They are completed. Then I met the actress that the lead character was inspired by. She likes the character she mentions to me if I write it as ...
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Stuck...Stuck and stuck how do I overcome it? [duplicate]

I've been writing since I was little but despite the idea I've had for over a year I still haven't completed it. I'm feeling stuck but I know I have something to say with my writing. Someone on a ...
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