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Anonymous 2022-05-11 (Wed) 23:18:00 No. 6776
Does anybody have difficulty in expressing their thoughts in written form? I mean i can form an argument in my head; I can read perfectly fine, but when i want to write something, my mind goes blank. all the vocabularies i know disappear from my pathetic head and not know what to say. Why am i like this? Do i have brain damage or something? It happens to 3 languages i know. I've read many books from grammar, philosophy to fiction. yet, nothing seems to fix this shit. It appears i am destined to be spectator,lurker.. I wonder if someone here feels the same.
I know that feel man. It happens to me a lot, so now I've resigned myself to it, I don't really pay attention anymore. Instead of retaining the long sentences, I focus on the idea itself and end up with a kind of punchline, the substance of the sentence and the idea behind it. Three or four punchy words. If I try to write a long, structured sentence, my mind goes faster than my hand and I end up with a blank page. It played tricks on me in high school when I had to write essays in philosophy for example. I like to write but I have to be content with prose or maxims. The feeling of thinking is often enough on its own. All books will end in silence anyway. Here is a cute seal.
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>>6777 forget the seal.
>>6777 >I focus on the idea itself and end up with a kind of punchline, the substance of the sentence and the idea behind it. Three or four punchy words. It's good idea in general even if you're a good writer. it's better to convey your message with just few words rather than a wall of text. Thanks for the seal.
>it's better to convey your message with just few words rather than a wall of text. It depends. Sometimes a catchy and powerful sentence fits better the idea, sometimes a sentence could be long to express more subtleties and for the only pleasure to play with the words and their musicality.
>>6783 Definitely you're right. I agree
God, I thought i was the only one who experienced this. I always suspected it was just another symptom of my mental illness.
>>6793 I am glad i am not the only one, some can relate here. >I always suspected it was just another symptom of my mental illness. Which mental illness do you have? I hope you're doing fine. Not officially diagnosed with anything, but i suspect i am not mentally stable either, otherwise i would have had a normal life.
>>6776 I can write quite well but I have this issue with speaking. I suspect it's autism but idk. I'm trying to get tested so I can give others a better idea of what I have.
>>6799 Same here.
Before writing something, try writing some bullet points that are related to the topic you want to discuss. The bullet points don't even have to make much sense, but they make it easier to start writing. Also, try keeping a journal (just record what's in your mind, it doesn't have to make any sense to other people).
>>6839 Good idea. I'll start practicing doing what you said and see if it helps. Thanks for the suggestion
>>6848 >Currently trying to develop a game, but I just can't because I cannot seem to formulate a plot that makes sense, even after reading so many books and taking the most extensive English classes :> Nice , what kind of game are you trying to make? did you ask for help maybe in discord or xmpp public chat rooms? they may help you with this or recruiting a team.
>>6776 >Does anybody have difficulty in expressing their thoughts in written form? Used to. My experience was basically: >be 19 >internet is becoming mainstream >have the composition skills of a high school student >get savagely BTFO on a BBS This happened quite a bit, as you might expect. I was inserting myself into a venue of older and more experienced people. Of course I'd look like an ass. And yet, it was necessary to put in the practice, and to grasp the essence of the problem. I got my hands dirty over and over, scrapping with strangers and being deeply vexed, and eventually things began to click. I developed my style, learned to tune my message to the person I was talking to, etc. It was a lot of elbow grease to get to the point where I could rattle off a post fluently, and even now I find that an indifferent effort toward editing garners an indifferent reception. >I mean i can form an argument in my head; I can read perfectly fine, but when i want to write something, my mind goes blank. all the vocabularies i know disappear >from my pathetic head It sounds like you have the mental machinery to articulate yourself well, but you also strike me (just from that "pathetic" bit) as someone who suffers the problems that modern schooling often produces: anxiety, vulnerablity to criticism from strangers, and a fear of failure that makes you seize up when you try to do something a little above your skill level. And that, of course, is just one boomer's off the cuff inference from a few lines of text, and I could be wrong. My advice, regardless, is to just practice more; keep a journal and write a little each day to practice putting your thoughts in order. It's also important to practice well, so take some care to revise your writing, and you will probably improve quickly.
>>6899 Valuable advice. I already started writing my random thoughts on paper, digitally and maybe i will get slowly better with time.
>>6918 Same. I keep a .txt file where I write down my thoughts and random ideas. I also got some paper notebooks filled with all the shits that pass through my head. I like to read them back later (some have more than 10 years), it's funny.
this happens to me a lot, especially in other languages and It's sad because I end up not even saying what I wanted to say.. but I think u expressed yourself veryy well now
>>6776 Well you did fine here, and even used a semicolon which no one ever seems to use outside of formal writing. My problem is I can write something, but often seem to misexplain myself, especially if discussing a contentious topic. In spoken conversation I can usually get my point across correctly, but for some reason what I mean often gets lost in writing.
>>6951 Thanks for your compliment,i guess >especially if discussing a contentious topic. In spoken conversation I can usually get my point across correctly, but for some reason what I mean often gets lost in writing. you just explained precisely what i wanted to say and in a better way. All i can say is that we're in the same position.
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yes, so much. although i have an even worse time talking. but i have adhd and autsim lol. i should work on journaling more i just feel lazy and get frustrated when I can't formulate things, just like you said..
>>6949 I know that feel late. As a non native english speaker it's sometimes difficult to formulate a sentence that fits perfectly the idea i want to bring. Also it's quite frustrating because I'm unable to express myself with a such beautiful language as my own. I usually take care of using some nice constructed sentences, using the good best word and formulation to achieve the perfect blend of esthetic that fits the idea I want to express.

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