Planning

Writer’s Block & How To Beat It

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When writers hear the words ‘writer’s block’, they think of a blank document and the blinking cursor of death. You could be there for minutes, hours or possible days (I seriously hope not!) at the same stage on your document with no words down and that deadline only drawing closer. It’s every writer’s nightmare.

Definition of Writer’s Block: “the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.”

If you do the research, you’ll find a vast amount of information in books and on the wide web about how to beat writer’s block, and sometimes this can get you lost in the labyrinth of knowledge.

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Planning

Should You Write A Prologue?

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Prologues have been getting both sides of the barrel lately with many writers stating that you shouldn’t add one, and the other half who swear by them. When I came across prologues, I wanted to know a little more about them and what the requirements were if I added one to my work in progress. So this post covers the dos and don’ts of writing a prologue, as well as some exceptions to this rule.

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Planning

Brainstorm That Story Idea

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Ideas are like priceless treasure to a writer. They are the roots of our story tree and every apple is a subplot or plot that hangs from its overgrowth. Every writer gets story ideas, whether that be while walking the dogs or intense thinking to draw them out. They do and can be discovered. Here, I have listed effective ways of taking that single idea seed and growing it into a flourishing story tree through the act of brainstorming.

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