ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work.
A common cause of writer’s block is a simple temporary loss of critical memory at a critical time. You can’t remember an idea or a name or the name of a certain town or perhaps an important item. You bog down. You spend precious time agonizing over just the right idea or word. You lose your train of thought. Time goes by. You’re stuck. What to do?
Answer? Ignore the problem. Simply and completely put it out of your mind. How? 6 red XXXXXX’s!
Hit your space bar a half dozen times then type in 6 red XXXXXX’s and continue your writing. You know that the missing name, place, idea or whatever will come to you eventually. When it does, go to FIND. Type in the 6 red XXXXXX’s. Go to site, erase the XXXXXX’s. Fill in the blank. Voila!
(Many more ideas like the above in “A Guide to Writing & Publishing a Novel)
Richard L. Wren
IN HIS NEW CAREER AS AN AUTHOR, RICHARD DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS TALL, DARK, HANDSOME AND A LIAR. A FOURTH GENERATION CALIFORNIAN, A SAILOR, FATHER OF FOUR BEAUTIFUL AND SUPPORTIVE DAUGHTERS, AND HUSBAND TO ONE OF THE BEST WIVES OF ALL TIME. [MORE]