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Is this some sort of writer's block or....

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:12 am
by Farizkey16
Hi people,

I am currently confused about what is happening to me. This may sound weird, but this is what I feel.

So, briefly, English is not my native language, but I enjoy writing and reading in English more than my native language. I never enroll in any kind of English course, purely by myself (helped by mandatory school subject). Which went great for years until I started writing seriously last year. I kinda see quite a lot of gaffes and stuck with repeating sentences. That's when I realized that all this time I have been using some sort of template when I speak or write. Templates that I memorized for years by watching movies, playing games, etc. Which of course, impacts how I write.

I read a lot of anything and try to take note of every unusual word, which makes my vocabulary box quite fat. But I can't seem to use it.

Whenever I read books, I love how the sentence flow smoothly that it subconsciously create an image in my head. However, when I try to do the same thing in my writing, again, can't seem to do it.

I don't know if someone ever feel the same like I do, but this is somehow frustrating and I'd like to hear from many perspectives.

Thanks in advance

Re: Is this some sort of writer's block or....

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:38 am
by Oldtimer
Congratulations on writing so well in what is not your native language. I can't write in any language except English, but I have tried and know how hard it is.

As for your problem of converting what you see in your head into words on the page, I'm afraid I can't help you there. It's something a lot of us struggle with all the time, even in our native languages.

Good luck with your writing!

Re: Is this some sort of writer's block or....

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:03 am
by roda havet
Unfortunately I think everyone has trouble with this. I myself have many ideas in my head and can't seem to put them on paper. But I have found the only thing that works is practice. :)