You've finally committed.  You started writing your novel. Everything is going great. The plot is coming together the characters are awesome and connect with each other and you. Then the unthinkable happens.  Nothing at all.  That's right you've spent weeks months or even years and now you're stuck right in the middle of the story. You know where it should go, but you can't see how to get it there. This is not really the same as writers block though you could say they are cousins. You keep writing, but it just feels like you are spinning your wheels. How do you combat being stuck in the middle? 1) Keep writing. The end may be closer than you think.
2) Skip ahead. Movies aren't shot in order so who says you have to write that way.
3) Realize you aren't alone. The middle is usually the make or break part of a novel. Not because it is the most important part, but because it is where most writers give up. The beginning of a novel is easy you go in all revved up and start strong. The ending is easy as well as you can see the finish line. The middle is that bleak spot where you can get lost and lose sight of the prize at the end.
4) Don't give up. Recommit yourself to finishing. You're in the middle of the forest now and the only way out is to continue forward.[image error]
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Published on January 15, 2011 18:50 • 661 views
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message 1: by Danni (new)

Danni You could try to keep writing even if it is just a half a page a day! you would be suprised in what your mind can come up with and the new ideas that could arise for the middle section of the book just by writing half a page a day! If you dont like what you wrote then you can always delete it later or change it if you come up with a better Idea! Good luck to unblocking the writing block!


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily Mooradian I just read your other book Immortal on my kindle. I read it in just 2 days it was so good!! I'm a really big fan and I am on your side as you finish Forever. Keep up the good work!!
Your Biggest Fan,
Emily Mooradian, 12


message 3: by BITE ME (new)

BITE ME I GOT IT ON MY NOOK COLOR =) I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH I CANT WAIT TILL YOUR NEXT INSTALLMENT I FOUND YOUR TAKE ON IMMORTALITY RAVISHING


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