Monday, June 4, 2018

Writer's Block: Cure #53

I haven't done a writers block post in a while. That's kind of a good thing, I guess. While the characters have given me fits, they seem to be rolling along pretty well. Here's hoping they keep it up.

But still, writers block is real. Others may say it's not. It is. Writers just deal with it differently. You may be the type of author that can power through a block and over come it quickly. That's awesome! There are others that aren't so lucky and when the muse is on holiday and we're stuck wondering what comes next or how to put words to a scene that's constantly playing in our heads, it's writers block.

A great way to move passed writers block and get on with your story is through the power of research. When you're doing research you're still working on your story, just not actively writing. You're learning about something important to  your story or the creation of your story. It can help unblock secret pathways that characters can whisper through.

If you're writing a historical romance then research is typically easier than if you're writing a major epic fantasy. With sci-fi, fantasy and even paranormal the writer is in control of the world and the laws that govern it. This can make the research difficult, but you can still do it. Look up cultures that match closely to the cultures you've created. Check out some old vampire hunting manuals (they're there. There was even one in my high school library).

Even something as small as just checking out images of clothing that resemble things your characters would struck around in could help unlock some hidden writing gems.

Research may not sound very exciting, but it's worth a try if your struggling to find your written way.

Peace and Love!


  1. You are so right. Working on the revision to one of mt books, I hit the wall half a dozen times, debating one point or another as i added a new character POV to the mix and changed the ending. Research helped me through as did setting it aside for a few days. Good luck to you when you hit the next one.

    1. So glad you were able to work through the blocks. Setting aside a story for a day or two can do wonders. Thanks for stopping by and happy writing!