Writer’s Block

Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies. ~Emme Woodhull-Bäche

It’s hard to define writer’s block, I think it’s different for every writer. When you choose to write daily there really isn’t a block because like any other habit you seem to be on autopilot and you just write. No thinking about writing. You just write. But now with my manuscript it’s different I was writing daily on it and then one day nothing. So I set it aside. Next day nothing. For a week. I tried different characters, different scenerios, still nothing. This weekend I’m going to take my manuscript on vacation, try to pull the pieces together, no pressure and set what I’ve got and what it’s missing. And I’m also reading Les Edgerton’s newest book Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Them Go His book on voice, Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing has helped me a lot.

I’ll let you know how it goes with the writer’s block.

Today, think about your blocks are they with writing in general or just with one project you’re working on? Write about a time you worked through your blocks and how you deal with blocks today. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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