How To Avoid The Dreaded Writers Block
Argh! The scary writer’s block!!!! Everyone goes through them and sadly they are a big reason why good books never get completed *sobbing in background* (the other 2 main reasons are: Author has lost interest or doesn’t like the story anymore.)
A writing block is where you just have absolutely no idea where to go with the next part of the story. So here is my trick, apart from getting up, walking away, jumping on a plane and starting a new life in the Bahamas.
I channel my block into the main character, or the character that is in current chapter I am working on, and I let them sort it out.
Weird? You betcha!
Does it work…
Well for me it does?
Give it a try and if it doesn’t work then you can come and throw a tomato at me.
How do you channel it into the character?
(Ok so I’m completely giving myself away here.)
You get the character to “reflect” on the events that have just taken place.
Ok so for those of you that have read my stories you might have seen a few times my character has a moment where their ‘mind is in turmoil’ and they ‘have what [other person] said to them running through their mind and what they need to do about it.’ Remember? Yeah? Well just was me having a writers block LOL and then as you probably saw, character had a brainwave and then moves forward in their endeavours… and THAT was me solving the brain fart aka writers block.
Ok I can see you’re still confused so let me give you some examples.
Ok so let’s just throw a random scenario out there.[character 1] like [character 2] and is getting close to a point where they want to confess but how??? Argh!? Writers block!!
So do this (AND ADD IT TO THE STORY IF YOU LIKE- like what I do)
Character 1 – “ugh! I can’t deal with these feelings any more but I don’t know how to tell her I like her… like, I’ve taken her out a few time but nothing serious (talk about things they have done together) but I’m dying to let her know! If I don’t tell her soon someone else might jump in and take her away from me!”
– ok so now you have created urgency!-
ACT ON THE URGENCY!
Character 1 runs to wherever character 2 is and confesses in between ragged breaths (channel that urgency)
That was a super simple one.
Fight scenes because I CANNOT do fight scenes. and  are fighting.
If you don’t know how to end it, have one of the characters reflect on how the fight began and it will give you an idea on which character should win this round.
You can always have the antagonist win this round then protagonist wins the next time they fight?
If none of this is making any sense then drop me a comment in the comments section and throw a scenario at me and I’ll see if I can give you an example relating to your scenario. 🙂
OR if all else fails just scream. That works too lol
*whispers* if you have plot notes this helps ward off writers block because you know where to take the book *winks and disappears back through wall- Mirio style*