Tricks in a novelist’s magic bag courtesy of Thanks J.R Poulter
Guest Post by J.R.Poulter
My tried and true way to overcome a bit of a blank spot in writing is to leave it. Down pen or off computer and do something else totally unrelated for a while. If the story then doesn’t flow the way I want, I put it away till I feel inspired to dig it out again.
However, we don’t always have the luxury of putting something aside. Competitions have deadlines. Publishers have deadlines. We live in a world that is constantly ticking down to the buzzer!
The links below might give you some ideas for those critical situations.
Having difficulty describing the feelings you want to attribute to your character? Use the Patrick Allan Vocabulary Wheel.
Peter Taylor dug out this one to help develop characters – Found at Character Secrets.
Stuck for the perfect name for your character? Try this site for a…
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