I believe I largely avoided writer's block by adhering to plan during the "execution" phase of actually writing Lusitania R.E.X. I invested a year doing research first, then I worked very hard on my plot outline. I cut out pieces of paper with scenes and characters on them so that I could lay them out on the dining table and move them around. This eventually became more permanent as a giant bulletin board timeline with coloured yarn marking the progress of each character from 1911 to 1915. This provided impetus to the actual writing process, as I had already invested so much time in the creative process of crafting the story before a single word was put to paper.