Tuesday, July 1, 2008
You tell me: How do you get unstuck?
Can you tell what revision obstacle I'm facing today?
So . . . you are revising your story and you come to a spot where you know it's not quite right, but you don't know what to do with it. What do you do?
Take a walk?
Consult a favorite book?
Brainstorm with a buddy?
I usually go to sections of my favorite books that are a smilar scene to what I'm writing. That way I can see how my favorite authors wrote the scene and it inspires my direction. Some of my favorites are Shannon Hale, Avi, Natalie Babit . . .heck, there's too many to mention.
Apparently I also blog and check e-mails. I guess it loosens the brain. After all, blogging is to a writer what stretching is to an athlete. :0)
But I'm curious. What do you do?
UPDATE: Head on over to Jaqui's Room. She blogged a crazy-fun way to rocket launch yourself out of a rutt!