I Need Help

I Need Help

A Story by Emo_Cat

GUYS

I

REALLY

NEED

HELP

WRITING

SOMETHING

MORE

POSITIVE

AND 

HAPPY.

PLEASE HELP!

© 2018 Emo_Cat



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Dear friend. Sometime writing can be hard. Maybe time to test life and have some fun. Don't force the words. Find something you like to do and do it. I use song and I read a lot. I hope you are doing well. Have fun and be safe.
Coyote


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Try thinking of the little things that gave you joy as a child or if you dont have any from childhood. think of something or someone that gives you joy.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

What I did when I first started writing and posting poetry years ago I would let out all that negative energy and then after exhausting myself would read other people's writing whether sad, happy, or downright depressing and then would use their energy written in their words to fuel my next poem and would work to try and discover that positivity I feel like I'm trying to tell myself.
Just remember, this is the place the reveal the darkest part (broken or angry) of you without it following you in the streets, so I find it a nice play to pour a bit of your soul in order to try and get something different back. If that makes any sense...
Oh, and it helps me to speak what I've written aloud and then rewrite it or add something that I buried too deep to add before. Like trigger memories...
Keep writing and stay safe.


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I will tell you something I've learned after looking for the same thing - happy is boring. That's not to say that a good story can't be positive, but the interest lies in drama and tension. And fear.
Why would someone want to read a story that's positive the whole time? Where's the draw? If you want it light, keep it light. Add some humor. Have characters whose only purpose is comedic effect. Your main characters can be funny, but never "happy." The happy character should be the oblivious character, because life is drama and tension and fear.
Here's an exercise: take your favorite comedy and strip away all the jokes. Look at the story itself and tell me how positive it sounds. I can almost guarantee that it won't.
Give your characters happy endings, but make their lives hell before they reach it.

Posted 9 Months Ago


siobhan

9 Months Ago

This. I totally agree
Lavi

9 Months Ago

Ce la vie. Very true. Reminds me of the saying "when we look up to the sky we never look for the dar.. read more
I think as other comments suggest, just carry on. I know it may start to feel repetitive but you do have some beautiful works. Try to listen to music and convey emotion from that whether that be sad/rock/indie etc. Keep going :-)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you can write sad stuff
ive written sad stuff mainly in my work
i dont call my stuff work
they ditties to me
very unproffessional ditties
write sad, write happy , write funny as your mood
takes you
just let it flow
dont worry what we are waiting for or expect
write for yourself to ease your pain or your sadness
or to let your happy out xx

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dear friend. Sometime writing can be hard. Maybe time to test life and have some fun. Don't force the words. Find something you like to do and do it. I use song and I read a lot. I hope you are doing well. Have fun and be safe.
Coyote


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A few decades ago, I read a book about the writing life (can't remember name now). One of the suggestions I'll share with you. We were advised to write morning pages -- this is where we can pour out all the ugly thoughts & depressive ideas that keep going around & around in our heads. I felt this was especially helpful since I've been depressed half my life. After we write a page or two about all the junk we hate, then the idea is that we clear our channels & we can look outside our s****y feelings & thoughts. It isn't always easy, but it helps a lot. During morning pages, you're encouraged to NOT edit yourself, just let it come out as ugly as it happens sometimes. Of course, morning pages can be done at any time of day, usually before you're attempting to do some creative writing. I did this for years & filled up many notebooks. Now I can think of more upbeat things to write about without doing the morning pages. Good luck. I admire you for being honest & asking for help (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

siobhan

9 Months Ago

I think you are thinking of "The Artists Way" if I am not wrong. I just ordered it as of recently, a.. read more
Lavi

9 Months Ago

I've never heard of that but I'm searching for it now. Thanks.
barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Yes, you are correct about the book . . . it has a workbook, too, but the main text has been very he.. read more

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