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Brian Fontenot is a Louisiana native and graduate of Louisiana State University. He was the recipient of the Mary Manheim Award for Non-Fiction and worked as a reporter in south Louisiana for the Tri-Parish Times, the Gumbo Entertainment Guide, the Courier, and the Daily Comet. He was also a freelance writer and columnist for Tiger Weekly. He has been a technical writer and editor in a variety of fields including emergency and disaster management and planning, IT, oil and gas, and health insurance.

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Brian Fontenot If you mean writer's block in the sense you've run out of ideas, you can really only have three options: quit, take a break, or go find new ideas by…moreIf you mean writer's block in the sense you've run out of ideas, you can really only have three options: quit, take a break, or go find new ideas by experiencing or researching new things.

If you mean writer's block as in you sit at the keyboard with an idea but just can't get started. Well, that's the point. Writing is hard and sometimes you need to push out a lot of garbage to get to the good stuff. It should also be a big clue to you that you actually don't really have anything more than a notion for a story. Instead, set the notion aside and start building a character or two. Consider what role they will play, how they will behave, how they will interact with your world, etc.

If you mean writer's block as in you don't have the discipline to make yourself sit down and write, well, if there were a solution, someone would have made a lot of money off it already. I do have a couple of tricks I use when I just don't feel like writing. I'll either just start typing out a multi-level bullet list plotting out my story or I'll just start writing random dialog between my characters. Even if I don't get any meaningful work on the story done, I've at least come up with some new material I can use later when I do manage to sit down to write.(less)
Brian Fontenot I've been ignoring this question for many months now. It's not an easy one for me to answer. The simplest way I can put it is writing is the easiest…moreI've been ignoring this question for many months now. It's not an easy one for me to answer. The simplest way I can put it is writing is the easiest creative medium to use to forge the impossible and to live it, if only briefly. Get deep enough into writing a story and it becomes akin to lucid dreaming. There is nothing else quite like it. (less)
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I finished writing Divergent Chill II a few days ago, as well as giving it a quick edit. I've sent it out to a few beta readers and I'm working with some artists on the cover.

I'm looking to redo the cover of Divergent Chill and to give it an editing pass to catch some of those typos before the release of Divergent Chill II.

It's been a long time coming, but I'm almost there. Hopefully, Divergent... Read more of this blog post »
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