Writing Tip — 8
Each writer has a different way of dealing with the problem of writer’s block. Jumping ahead in the story worked for me. Others move on to another writing project for a while, then returning to the work they are having trouble with. Some go the ‘stream of consciousness’ route, writing down whatever comes to mind, not stopping until they have a page or two filled. Another way to get past the block is play the ‘What If?’ game. What if my main character goes here instead of here? What if the antagonist does this instead of that? If you try this out, don’t throw out anything you come up with. You never know, there might be another story lurking in the What ifs.