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Oooh, I bet this is a classic: How do you deal with writer's block? And a second one: How to your frame your plots into scenes? Do you plan the whole story from start to finish up-ahead or change things as you write along and new ideas spring to mind?

Yzabel Ginsberg Hey, that makes it two questions! ;)

1) It depends on what "writer's block" entails. In my case, it very seldom stems from a lack of ideas, and has more to do with wanting to do something else more than I want to write. So I basically have to kick myself in the butt, come up with self-imposed deadlines, and tell my so-called Muse to stuff it and get back to work. (I don't like calling that thing a Muse either, come to think of it. It's too dignified a word.)

2) Both, actually. I loosely build a frame around what I consider "the turning-point scenes", and start writing from there. But if I come up with an idea that would make the story better, and/or would allow me to get rid of a plot hole (hello, Slicer, I'm waving at you here), I rearrange things within my "frame". It *has* to be better, though. I'm not doing that with just any idea.

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