It’s not that I’ve no ideas for short stories right now; I’ve several. It’s that I am not entirely sure how to write them down.
Where do I start? What character do I start with?
It’s not like writer’s block (which I don’t believe in anyway.) Writer’s block is supposed to be when a writer has no ideas at all about a story. You stare at the blank page and your mind is blank, too. You got no characters, no plot, no world, nothing. Not even the seed of an idea.
You need to start at the beginning, right? But where is the beginning? That’s the question. I don’t know.
Personally, I think this means I just to think about the story a little bit more. Or maybe I will just write the scenes I do and worry about the beginning later. No one ever said the story has to be written linearly. I could jump around the timeline and piece it all together later.
There is trouble with that approach – making sure all the pieces fit and follow each other and don’t develop a big gaping hole – but I am not sure what else to do.
- Ten Ways To Beat Writer’s Block (shannonhowell.wordpress.com)
- There Is No Laxative for Writer’s Block. (the8tregirl.wordpress.com)
- Resources for Overcoming Writer’s Block (writinghood.com)
- Handling writer’s block (writingwithbothsidesofmybrain.wordpress.com)
- Moaning and Groaning (thequirkycreative.wordpress.com)
- Sorry about the wait… (sinceyouaskedmyopinion.wordpress.com)