Six steps to take before launching a writing session that will prevent writer’s block and significantly improve your productivity.
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When I find myself sitting staring at the display, or pressing the backspace key in equal proportion to other keys, I’ve often found my block is due to the lack of clarity in the scene I am attempting to describe – or, sometimes it’s because my gut is telling me my approach to the scene isn’t right.
Here is how to break through.
I was sure that till meant breaking up dirt; that until meant “up to the time of”; and, when people shortened until in speech, you wrote it as ’til – or maybe just til. But, after a little research, I learned I had it wrong.
My pantser ways led to insurmountable plot holes, which led to writer’s block, which I resolved by writing the final chapter first.
I’ve spent years honing my dialogue writing skills. Here are some of the steps I use to make my dialogue natural and engaging.
William Strunk’s simple admonition, “Omit needless words,” had a profound impact on my journey to master the art of writing.