Every writer is different, with a unique approach to getting their work on paper. There is no one-size-fits-all method for taking a story from an idea, a “what if” moment, to a finished piece. Each of us has to find our own way. I have found a few tricks to jar things loose, organize my ideas, and make a coherent, logical arc out of a story.
But I’m like everyone else; I can’t write creatively when life is too stressful.
However, I can always write a blog post—which is how I keep my writing muscles in “fighting form.”
When I reach a point in a manuscript where I’ve run out of ideas,I stop forcing it. As an indie, my deadlines are self-imposed, so my production timelines aren’t as finite as a writer who is under contract. I begin a different project and come back to the other one…
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