Getting Writer’s Block (Because You Inevitably Will)

Writer’s block is as much a part of the writing process as self-doubt. (Which I’ll be talking about next). I’m not here to give you my opinion on why you have it or how easy it should be to get past it. I’m sure you get enough of that from people who aren’t writers. Which will leave anyone feeling like this:


And this:


I’m here simply to pass on the means to get past writer’s block that was given to me by my writing teacher. Have your characters ask why they are where they are and why they are doing what they’re doing. I do this interview style on a new document, but it does work. For Ascendent I had my main character, Sabine, talk to my other characters. This helped me get past my weeks’ long writer’s block and fleshed out some plot points. Though, that might have happened because I don’t plan.

Anyway, it’s simple, but it works. As long as you don’t forget. Seriously, I lost weeks until I remembered my professor telling us about this. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments. Bye!