Goodreads asked James L. Thane:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

James L. Thane As I'm sure is the case with any writer, there are some days when you sit down and stare at the cursor and nothing seems to want to happen. For each project, I have a file simply titled "Notes," which contain random and sometimes completely off-the-wall thoughts about the project. When I get stuck, I open that file and simply start typing, speculating about what might happen in the course of the story, and more often than not some idea will occur to me that will point me in a useful direction. At that point, I can go back to the manuscript and start working profitably. Of course, I have no idea what I'll do if and when the day comes that I open the "Notes" file and nothing happens there either...

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