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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Do you have Writers Block?

There are 2 things I really struggle with when I am writing: action scenes and transitions.  
Every time I need to move from one scene to another, my brain just breaks down.  It's completely and utterly ridiculous, but that's just how I work.  I struggle to push through it and then, lots of times, I freeze up and get stuck. 
I haven't figured out a way to get out of my freeze up on writing action scenes, but I've discovered a trick for my transitions.
One thing I've started doing is pushing the fast forward button on my scene and moving to the part where my brain is anxious to write.  I skip the transition entirely.  And then, when I go back over the scene, it's much easier for me to connect two already-written scenes.  Doing this has been a huge help with my writers block.
I love to write emotional scenes.  Or the meat of the scene.  Now that I think about it, that's what I like to read.  When reading a book, lots of times I skim over the transitional scenes and go strait to the point.  I'm pretty sure that a lot of people are that way, because isn't that the point of the book?  We all need a bit of scene direction and background, but we just want to know WHAT HAPPENS!
Okay, I'm going off on a tangent.  Anyhow, doing this has been a huge help to me, and I thought I'd share it in case it can be helpful to anyone else.

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