Okay, we’ve spent a few weeks on cliffhangers, now I want to have a go at writer’s block. No, don’t try to deny it, it’s real and we all get it once in a while. Sometimes it gets bad, sometimes scary, “Will I ever write again? Come on, characters, talk to me, what’s with the silent treatment?”
So, what do you do about it?
Me? I have several tactics I use, but here’s my favorite, a three fold battle plan to get the juices going again. One, I play Skyrim and World of Warcraft a lot. Two, I keep note books handy for when those errand strokes of brilliance occur, make notes, write snippets, even a paragraph or two, and read some of my older notes. Three, I re-read my favorite books that I’ve written. Why? It tells me I can do it and do it well, it helps me find my voice again, and it stimulates my imagination.
So, that works for me. Every block is usually followed with a successful novel that just rolled off the keyboard with ease. Most notable recently is SUVI, my most successful novel so far. SUVI appeared after a three month block that nearly drove me mad. Here’s where to find her:
So, what do you do? How do you, my fellow writers, cope with the dreaded block?