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One way out of this situation is to have multiple story ideas noted somewhere. When you get writer's block working on one tale, you can shelve it for a while and work on another one. One issue with new writers (and possibly old ones as well) is that your book can look more complete to you than it really is. You will know your characters and the setting well ...


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If it is with fiction then you need to plan out all the scenes in advance. If it is for non fiction then a deadline will fix your block when you see the train coming at you in the tunnel.


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It sounds to me less like you have writer's block and more like you don't know where your story is going. A good story has a point it is trying to make, and goals its characters are trying to attain. Conflicts (and action scenes) are usually things that hinder your characters in reaching their goals. The action scenes are the sugar coating on whatever point ...


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I hit this problem many times when I began writing. The problem was that I was losing interest because I didn't know how to write the next scene. As well as just writing the scenes in between, however badly, I recommend reading many books with action scenes. See what the writers did after them. Decide which of those effects you like and imitate them. (...


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The best way is to plan your book before writing and not try to pants it because, like many amateurs claim, "Stephen King writes that way". The Stephen King method does not work for everyone. For most people, failing to plan is planning to fail. You really must know the scenes from start to finish and ensure that they fall like dominoes when you ...


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Skipping chapters in your books when writing is a good idea if you think it's a good idea... No one else knows your writer mentality... It's usually pretty easy to start out on a book and try to write it chapter by chapter until the end... But when I had writers block writing my short stories... I found that looking at how I wanted my story to playout in ...


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That's not a question that can be answered in the abstract. Sometimes it's so exactly the right thing to do that you look back and realize that your writer's block was your boredom with a superfluous passage, and you never do write it. Sometimes writer's block turns out to be reluctance to tackle a passage requiring technical skills that you haven't got yet, ...


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