Sharon Oard Warner
I use a writing journal as a tool for compiling character notes, details of scenes in progress, and general kvetching. If I can't seem to find my way through a scene, I discuss the problem in my journal: "What's wrong here, anyway? Is it a question of not knowing enough about the circumstances, the location, the characters' emotional and/or physical states?" The way out of writer's block is to answer my own questions. Inevitably, this method will lift the fog that has settled over my writing desk and get me back on track.