Goodreads asked Dan Miles:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Dan Miles I wanted to say with alcohol. But seriously, fight it as hard as you can. It’s not an unconquerable monster. I find a lot of writer’s block comes from not having enough to work with. Stare at a blank page long enough and you’ll inevitably get writers block. Instead break down the chapter into the events you want to include, or perhaps things you want or need to achieve. Then break those down into smaller points - fragments of dialogue, little moment of description; what’s the weather like, what else is happening in the room, what can they see, hear, smell? Then link the dots. It might not be great at first, it might even be awful, but you can always make something perfect later on. That’s what editing is for. In the beginning it’s just good to have something to work from. And if that doesn’t work, alcohol, definitely alcohol.

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