Tuesday, August 07, 2012

One coping tool for writers block

by C. Michelle Jefferies

I was so suck, even after taking a week to relax and refresh myself. My MS had sat at 14,444 words for over seven days. I told a friend how stuck I was and although talking about it is a great un blocking tool, it's not the one I want to talk about.

My crit partner asked me to imagine what the city was like, what were thier rules and what would their reaction be to two stranges meandering into thier world. I'm writing first person exclusive and while none of this stuff pertained to my character directly it was something he'd deal with in the reaction department. It was the perfect solution to a block that had me stalled for a long time.

Try it, maybe it'll work for you.

~The path to wisdom is not always straight


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Weaver said...

I like it!

C. Michelle Jefferies said...

Welcome Stone. Donna, Me too, it opened a whole aventue I rarely think about in my writing.