Tag Archives: writer’s block

Talk It Out (Writing Quick Tip)

Trying to write something, but it doesn’t seem quite right? Can’t put your finger on why? Try different things but none of them seem to work? Then try talking your topic out. Find someplace that you can be private and … Continue reading

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The Classifieds (Games Writers Play)

Every story has a goal. That’s what makes it a story. If you write a story where nothing happens and the characters don’t do anything, there’s not really a story there Many stories have MacGuffins/McGuffins. Per our friends at the … Continue reading

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Out of Order (Writing Quick Tip)

Having problems writing? Finding yourself stuck on a particular section? Then think about writing your article or book out of order. If you have a beginning, end and route to get from one to the other in mind, you may … Continue reading

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Read For Flavor (Writing Quick Tip)

Different genres have different patterns of storytelling. Different ways of saying things. Different types of story arcs. Trying to write something but having a problem getting started or keeping the words flowing once you have started? Try taking a break … Continue reading

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Time Travel (Games Writers Play)

Are you stuck? Have you written yourself into a corner? Just can’t figure out where your story is going? Why not try time traveling to get your story going again? Settle yourself comfortably in a place and time where you … Continue reading

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Games Writers Play- Random Ninjas

Feel like your story is getting old or stale? Feel like it’s going in predictable directions? Even worse, has your writing ground to a halt altogether? Remain calm, and try this game writers play Take a random item, or activity, … Continue reading

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Courting the Muse- an Owner’s Manual (Writing Quick Tip)

They say every writer has a Muse. Is your Muse friendly? Always there? A tease? Someone with an unlisted number? And what does she like? It’s not a one size fits all Universe, and each of us has different ways … Continue reading

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Read Ahead (Writing Quick Tip)

Have you written yourself into a corner? Have no idea where your book is going next? Try this visualization technique. Find a quiet time when you will not be interrupted. Turn off the phone. Now get comfortable and close your … Continue reading

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Do Something Different (Writing Quick Tip)

Find yourself stuck or blocked?

Haven’t written a word for hours (or days…or weeks….)?

Feel like this thing you’re working on will never, ever, ever be finished?

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The Journey of a Million Miles Begins With One Baby Step

Do you want to write, but somehow can’t get started?

Well, sometimes you need to start small… Continue reading

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