Writer's block really sucks. It's like my characters all took a vacation at the same time and have turned their cell phones off. No communication whatsoever.
So, I sit here tapping my fingers on the table. Well, I figure I might as well be productive and at least tap my fingers over my keyboard :) So, please forgive my string of possibly nonsensical thoughts as I try to break down this blockage that's keeping me from my story.
Perhaps, it's time to resort to an old trick I learned from my buddy, Nancy.
It does work too! I don't know what I'd do without her sometimes. If you ever find yourself stuck...
try these little tricks to nudge your story along.
- Start a dialogue
- Introduce a new character
- Fubar somebody
- Interrogate one of the characters--why would you do that? what do you have to gain from it? why did you look at him/her? etc, etc.
- Focus on something in the scene. A chair, a lamp, a table, etc. and describe it.
- Post on your blog, Facebook or Twitter
By the way... with regards to the database... Eh, I started something. But I'm still working on it. It's not where I'd like it to be, but it's a work in progress. I settled on using One Note that's already part of the MS Office suite that's loaded in my laptop.
Ok, well, here I go. Must destroy writer's block :)