How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 76

THE HOOK I used to say that once I’ve found my character, I’ve found my next story. Not true, I now realize. I have to find a “hook”, not a character. Only then can I find my character and my setting and my plot and my theme – all that other heavy stuff. Also, getting… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 74

EATING When I’m deep into a project I have blog block, which I suppose is not a bad thing. The copyedited version of my next middle grade novel, FLEABRAIN LOVES FRANNY, due in August, is done. I think I myself was absent during this period, as I deeply submerged myself in my characters (one of… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 72

WRITING OUT OF ORDER This tip is a variation of other tips, i.e. Writing is Circular, Writing is Messy, and others. The same concepts keep getting reinforced as I work. Simply put, my rough draft has to be messy and rough because I keep moving things around. I often discover that something I’ve written at… Read more »