Writer’s Block

Script Angel: 11 Tips To Boost Your Creativity

Hayley McKenzie is a Script Editor and founder of Script Angel, helping screenwriters elevate their craft and advance their screenwriting career. Follow her on Twitter @scriptangel1. OK, I admit it, I cried at The Lego Movie with my kids last weekend. It might have been a little bit embarrassing at the time,...

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Visual Mindscape: Overcoming Writer’s Block (No, Really)

Writers Block comes in many different guises.  For me there are three: Laziness, Boredom and Overwhelm. As for any other reasons out there, to tell you the truth, I don’t want to know about them. These three have caused me enough grief over the years. But I have found ways to...

Story Talk: Writer’s Block—Really? Part II

In “Story Talk: Writer’s Block—Really? Part 1” I introduced the myth and the reality of writer’s block and talked about the popular mythology about this overinflated annoyance.  As it happens, writer’s block is 99.99 percent smoke and .1 percent fact.  The .1-percent part is the only part you can work with....

Story Talk: Writer’s Block—Really? Part I

Writer’s block—we’ve all been there.  We’ve all suffered.  And we’ve all been duped.  What would you say if I told you writer’s block is a fiction?  What would you say if I said that writer’s block was a complete fabrication foisted upon writers for decades?  Would you feel duped?  Would you...

Get A New Story: Don’t Wait for Writing Inspiration

William Faulkner said, “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” So many writers wait to be inspired before sitting down to write. They believe that they must be struck with a brilliant idea, like a bolt of lightning from the sky, before...