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Post by Admin on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:52 am

Look Back

I found myself blocked in writing a chapter of a coming TimeSaga story. As with my usual manner, I went to work on something else. This kept my mind active and not frustrated. What I found however was that I had created my own block by writing ahead.

When not able to write ahead, it helps to look back. In my case I had written a paragraph ahead of the story. What I needed to do was add a section of exposition (talking) presenting some facts. My brain did not want to deal with such a boring section of text. In going back, I realized that I could insert a section where a 'tour' of the surroundings could be done. This allowed for character interaction, story development, and other things that enabled me to present the facts in an entertaining manner.

One should not face a writer's block with the mentality of bursting through it. I have found in my own experience that a writer's block is usually due to my mind indicating that it has a problem in 'channeling' the story. One reason might be a re-imagining of certain story points. Another reason however is that there is a problem in where you are at in the story, so you need to look back and find out the problem with the 'journey' that prevents the tale from advancing.
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