Writer's block. Hmm....
Happens to me almost every time I open my word processor to work on my
Why do I just know I will NEVER be
able to think of another word to add to my story?
Is it just me? Or do other writers go through the same thing?
As with most things in my everyday life--of which writing is a large part of--I have some "hacks" I use to get past things like procrastination (who me?!?) and the dreaded, WRITER'S BLOCK!!!!!
When I get bogged
down with no fresh ideas, I begin reading through a document of plot and
character ideas/needs and loose ends, things I was not quite ready to
work on at the time I jotted them down, but know I will get to later.
add to this document each time I work on my manuscript, and reading
through it generally proves helpful. My
organization for this document is extravagantly simple. Notes and ideas
get filed under the character's name the idea most closely associates
with. That way, I don't end up with a confusing mass of
Another thing I do to combat writer's block, is
to begin reading through what I have already written. Almost without
fail, my story and characters draw me in, and before I know it, I find
myself adding to the story.
Wallah! cured of writer's block!