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Does a writer experience Mood Swings?



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Does a writer experience Mood Swings?

Writing is an art which requires a lot of self-discipline and it also involves a lot of technique and skill. as a writer, you have to write on a different variety of subjects. Some of these subjects may be very close to your heart. one may get very emotional when writing about such subjects. I often wonder when a novelist starts writing a novel and completely gets involved in the characters and their lives, how much effect does it have on his own mental state. Has anyone of you experienced such mood swings on account of the work you were doing. Share your thoughts in this regard.

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stbrians

One has really to get into the character they are writing about to be able to write well. However, a writer knows they are only creating. They become creative that is all.

There are times when a writer may be in mood and other times they are not. That is life



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mark8625

That is right. I think mood swing is to balance our mood too. We cannot be forever happy,there are times that we feel sad and angry and it is natural for being a human.



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stbrians

Emotion can come with different phases of our being. This change our moods thus creating mood swings. As humans that is what makes us human



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mark8625

Exactly. Being a human has many kinds of moods that really affects our feelings and also the way we think and feel at the same.



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mark8625

Exactly. Being a human has many kinds of moods that really affects our feelings and also the way we think and feel at the same.



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jeffreyjose48

I agree with you. Writers are also human beings. Human beings experiences different mood swings.



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mark8625

Exactly. We are very understand the bad effects of having a mood swing attacks. Most of the time we are very irritated to something or someone. The worst thing of it is that other people might misunderstood us.



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jeffreyjose48

I agree with you. Mood swings is just but natural because we are human beings. Its how we control our moods swing that is needed.



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theresajane

I agree with you. Writers are still a normal beings. They experience anger and joy. They can be relaxed and they can be agitated. What happens in the surroundings is a great factor for a writer's mood.



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jaymish3

I think they do, though I don't know if I would call mine mood swings. How well I write depends on how tired and motivated I am. When I am tired its harder to write and what I writer is not especially inspirational. When I'm rested and fresh, I must say that I write some good stuff. It is also easier to write when you are rested. Sometimes you have no choice and you just have to work right through the night e.t.c. When you wake up the next day you are tired but you still have a client deadline. This is when you make most of your mistakes.



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Martinsx1

When a particular subject matter is giving me a very serious tough time to complete, it always throws me off and into patternless mood swings.

This is why before I get into writing on any topic or subject matter, I would make sure to have all the necessary information in order not to have me frustrated along the way.



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jeffreyjose48

I strongly agree with you. If you are tired, its really harder to write. If you are rested and fresh, writing is the easiest thing to do.



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amelia88

I think writing in general is a pretty emotive pursuit. You’re often putting your heart and soul on a page, open for criticism and critique from complete strangers. I don’t know that I’d use the word mood swings, but more just the fact that it does require emotions to be used.



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thejoyrevolutio

Sometimes I write base on my personal experiences so I may have experienced mood swings. Some writers really get into the characters they wrote so the feelings the character conveys you’ll see in the writers in real life. I think some are just good in compartmentalizing their emotions.



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Martinsx1

Normally, when I'm trying to force myself to write something under high pressure is always when I get to experience unwarranted mood swings because I'm not in a good shape of mind to actually be writing at that moment in time.

So, when this mood swing gets too uncomfortable and unbearable for me to take it any more, I would stop writing immediately and take a time off.



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Martinsx1

It's not just only writers that experience mood swings but every living human being in the world goes through such experiences.

Actually, my girlfriend during my university days in the school was the first human being I heard about the word mood swing. It happens to everyone.



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NerdIndeed

I do agree that it happens to everyone, although the term is synonymous to women. For instance: Earlier she wanted to go to the movies, an hour later she changed her mind. When you ask her why she'll say she's in a bad mood without ever stating the reason why. Women are so complex and complicated, but I genuinely love them. Haha!



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NerdIndeed

I'm speaking for myself, and I experience this all the time. Usually, in the middle of my work, I get distracted by the barking of dogs or be asked by my mother to run errands for her, and that seriously affects my mood. That is why what I do is lock myself in my room and isolate myself to the outside world trying to remain focused on what I do.



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superlicca

I think every writer experiences a mood swing. And I am guilty of it. Sometimes, I have the excitement and energy to write and it will change after an hour. I also easily get distracted by the background noise like crying child from our neighbor, barking dog, and noise from the vehicles. These circumstances can affect my mood to write.



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Corzhens

Writers are humans and being an artist surely experiences mood swings more than an ordinary mortal. I know of some writers who are not just with the mood swings but it seems that their foul mood is their character already. You have to talk to them nicely because just one bad word and they will turn their backs on you. Most of those writers are famous in the movies as scriptwriters and some are book authors.



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mark8625

I think every person experiencing this kind of mood not only the songwriter. Even you also feel this. What we need to avoid this kind of mood is to focus on the positive side.



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EfficientNinja

I guess it depends on the subject the writer is currently writing about. If he or she feels strongly about the topic, the writer would definitely mix his emotions with his/her writing. The sometimes sad or any negative mood in the writer's writing could be because of his or her problems in real life also affecting his/her work.



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theresajane

I believe that writers have mood swings too. They are just humans who could be immersed to what they arr writing or probably too pressured or frustrated about the factors involved in writing. Whatever the reason is, they are still humans, entitled to every feeling in the world.



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focusedwriter10

I like your thinking. Despite being a writer, they still remain human beings, and the truth is that every human being experiences mood swings.

Apart from mood swings from the pressures and frustrations associated with writing, there are so many factors that cause mood swings, such as environment and those you are interacting with.



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cmoneyspinner

I never thought about writers of books as having mood swings. But I have always thought of songwriters as having mood swings and that's why they can write such great sad songs that say so much.



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rlpzbeermoney

Of course. The writer's emotion and mood at the time of writing affects what he is writing. This is because writing is a expression of one's experiences. Song writers for example, write about low points of their lives to express sadness.



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esteban123

I think that all of us are experiencing mood swing even we are not a writer because that is a natural phenomenon that every human is experiencing. Mood swing can really affect the way how we write for our articles. Sometimes because of this feeling we are being lazy to write or on the other hand we are experiencing a big interest in writings which affects our productivity and output for the day. We should only learn how to control or deal with it so that it can contribute a positive output on our works.



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emiaj55

A writer gets mood swings a lot of times than one could imagine. When one can't express well his thoughts, or if one can;t find the write words to say, considering that he is a writer and knows a lot of words, then it might be a source of frustration, or a creative block, that may cause mood swings.

But if we are talking about mood swings as he writes his characters, I think that depends on how personal he is in working in that specific piece. Of course the more personal you write, the more emotionally attached he is to the characters he is making. And the more emotional you are the more prone you become to mood swings.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, of course, writers are a human being too, so they also feel mood swings.



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jpk0007

Yes, a writer is also a human being first before being a writer. However, when a writer is doing some work where he has to completely transcend to the time and feelings of the characters he is creating then he may experience such mood swings. Even if the writer knows that the characters that he is creating in his novel are not real while doing his work of creating them he may unknowingly identify with them and may carry there feelings and emotions for some time.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. When writing about different character,the writer might likely adapt the emotion of the character he's been writing on bringing him mood swings. He should learn to control it as he have to be able to adapt different moods and emotions throughout his story. Or else, he might mix up the emotion of a character into the other character which might result into a mess.



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mirodge

Of course we do all have mood swings. I am not a professional writer but every time I do my content I sometimes lost for words, and there are topics that I am good at and easy for me to complete. Mood swing is a chemical imbalance in our brain, to prevent this, there are certain food to eat that will make us feel good, eg. Dark Chocolate, banana, coffee. It is important to have a peaceful mind while doing our materials, when we feel happy we can do good stories and content.



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NesMarcos

We are all humans and basically everybody has its mood swings. For people who are using their brains much, mood swings are always present. Well, it helps to balance all emotions we have like anger, sadness, happiness, etc.



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ajahcuizon

I wrote a story before that made me cry when I was writing it. As far as I could remember, I'm into something that time. I just realized that what I am writing is what I am experiencing that time and I got too emotional. But when I got to finish that story, I realized that there is still possible way for me to end my story in a good way. For me, writing is a very good way to express your thoughts and feelings without disturbing anyone. It is like talking to yourself. So having mood swings for me is normal as I attach myself to my work. It also helps the writer to bring out the best story he could do because it came out from his very own experiences which nothing could be compared of.



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MomoStarr16

I usually write novel because i wanted me to be someone and I intended to put it as my protagonist in the story. And in that way I always carried away by the stories I made. But most of the time my mood was carried away by other writers as I read their master piece.



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Youngshark

This can happen when you are writing about something which is a personal experience and hence the connection tends to be deeper. You might remember some things when writing that may make you be either overjoyed or overcome with sorrow. This can then influence the piece.



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Steve5

Yes, this happens a lot. Many writers will go through different emotions while constructing their piece. Especially, novels. I've read that it's best to accept them as a natural part of the process. You can't really capture the essence of emotional scenes unless you showcase vulnerability.



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jaybee19

I used to write short stories in the past and almost took my ideas to Wattpad because it was very popular in the past. However, as I started writing I became a little bit too exhausted because I can't get myself in to the character I want to write about. I mean, it's very hard for me to fake my emotions like for example if I'm too happy, I can't write about very sad things/situations because I couldn't alter my emotions. That is why I respect novelists and scriptwriters because they can easily control their emotions and be able to get in to the character they want to portray in stories.



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Jeane

Many writers create an outline before they start writing a story. However though they are in control, same way readers will have a favorite character, the author might also end up liking some characters more than others.

When one is attached to anyone thusly, and you have to experience their pain vicariously because you like them, it might indirectly affect your mood.

I no longer write fiction so that doesn't apply to me but when I'm doing non-fiction writing which I don't find interesting occasionally it does tick me off.



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Kakashi2020

I do think that it all depends on the writer's psyche and state of mind. Because I know several writers who are at times quite emotional. They tend to get emotionally involved in what they're writing and when they finish writing their content I could see that they have some mood swings brought about by their emotional attachment to the piece.



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mdayrit

I do not write novels and fiction yet so I have not experienced my mood being affected by the characters in the story. Yes I do get mood swings but due to other reasons. But I believe that there are times mood swings can help a writer do better in what they are doing.



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Gandalf

Every human has mood swings therefore all human writers will have mood swings. Most writers have a mindset when they write and delve into their world, or if writing a non-fiction piece get into the zone so to speak. It's like any job, where you focus on what you need to, such as getting a character and dialogue right before you can move onto another chapter.

Writing when you are in a bad mood will show, and also when you are angry or annoyed so it's best not to do too much when you aren't in the right frame of mind. I have read some of my old stuff and can see when I was in a bad mood and it's cringeworthy so now I just do a shirt blog piece to get it out of my system.



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iambeth

I don't think writers get mood swings because I believe this kind of emotion is caused by some underlying condition or from a hormone imbalance. I do think writers get emotional sometimes especially when they are so passionate and so moved by what they're writing.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, of course, writers are a human being as well, they experience mood swings as well, like for example if they don't want to post something like an article online because they are not feeling well.



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mftmadam

Come on, everyone have mood swings don't they? Whatever profession you have mood swings will definitely come, especially when you're stressed out. I was once a student, I had mood swings. I started working as a call center agent, I had mood swings. I became jobless, I had mood swings. Even now I can have mood swings, it's always going to be there. And to be honest it's hard to deal with it, especially for someone like me who over thinks a lot. But my answer would be yes, absolutely yes writers also have mood swings.



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cks003

Any writer experiences mood swing and that affects the quality of the writing. To avoid interruption by the mood swing, one has to be picky when comes to time and place before one starts to contemplate and organise thoughts. Sometimes the mood swing can cause abandonment of the whole idea that has been carefully and painstakingly developed.



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sonnyisabeast

I take a hold of my mood whenever I tend to get too light, too comedic, and cracking more jokes than necessary in an article. This is the mood that I find hard to resist at times, when my writing mood had too much comedy in it. I'd have to go back and redo some of it, too many jokes, less information.



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jaymish3

@sonnyisabeast, I think that it is best to write when you are happy. I think that this will affect your content in a positive way. I think that when are you happy and you write content that is funny your audience likes that. People like to be entertained even when you are explaining content that is dry, humor will attract you a huge audience.



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mhingnhormz

Does a writer experience mood swings: Everyone has experience mood swings especially women. Also , writer experience it. There are times, that the writer is in the mood to write stories and when it's interrupted or disturbed by someone or something it's hard to be able to go back what she/he have been thinking to write.



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angie828

I know that I have experienced mood swings before with writing. Some people may think that writing is an easy job, but trust me. It can be very stressful at times! I get mood swings when I am pushed for a deadline. Or when my fingers are tired from typing. Or when I keep making mistakes.

But I try to take this into stride. Because just as with any job, freelancing and writing are a challenge. And some days are worse than others. So I just try to make the most of my days and push through any mood swings, thinking that tomorrow will be better.



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