Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Write Stuff Wednesday

Ever get stuck in your story?

I sure have been in that place many a time, feeling very upside down and not a little worried. I can't label it as writer's block because the words still flow, but they've carried me to a prickly place I'm not sure the characters can get out of.

That's when I want someone to just give me a tug so I can get everyone back on track. Since writing is often solitary, usually you have to find your own way out of the mess. For me that means journaling, interviewing the character, or even mopping the floor.

What do you do to get yourself out of a particularly prickly passage?

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  1. I was just asked this yesterday at a school event.

    My solution is about the same as yours. I get up from the computer and do something else. If I'm really blocked, my husbands helps me out of it. We'll sit down with a cup of coffee and throw ideas back and forth until something sticks!

    Great post, Regan

  2. That 'husband assist' is something I relied on and really missed while my guy was deployed.


  3. Loved the photo! I usually take a walk in the park - most of the time it works but not always.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  4. I definitely put it away and leave the house. A trip to the gym usually does it for me.