Three Parts of the Writing Process That Get Authors Stuck: And How To Work Through the Halts

Something I find myself struggling with often is writer’s block. It’s always good to get a fresh perspective on it.

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

daylight-at-last-921613-mOne of the toughest things about writing fiction is getting stuck. We get stuck SO OFTEN as authors…. One of the keys to success is simply finding ways to overcome the doubt about our stories and our abilities that getting stuck thrusts upon us.

Me, I’ve been kind of stuck fiction-wise all year, so I’m no stranger to this topic.

Part of my personal situation was that I had real-life interfere and had to give attention to other things. But part of it was that I also gave into the definition of madness: doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.

Finally, I decided to organize myself differently. I made a plan to break down my work-in-progress, scene by scene, in chart format in Microsoft Excel (I explain that organizational model here). And that has given me the motivation and the ability to make progress in my editing.


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