Your mind refusing to cooperate and come up with the next chapter?
Write something else before you work on your book.
There are a lot of writing prompts on the internet (I’ll list the ones on my blog at the bottom of this post). Pick one, write something short to get your creativity gears going, then go back to working on your book.
Bonus tip #1: Keep a notebook or a file with writing prompts; that way you won’t have to waste time looking for them.
Bonus tip #2: Print or write on pieces of paper a few writing prompts, fold the paper (one writing prompt on each piece) and put it in a box. When you need a writing prompt, pull one from that box. This will save you time from looking for prompts when you should be writing and from picking one from a list.
Writing prompts available on my blog:
- Summer Writing Prompt: IT’S A SEA MONSTER… NOW WHAT?
- Writing Prompt: First Song, Last Song
- Writing Prompt: Random Books, Random Words
- The Twelve Days of Christmas Writing Prompts – Day 1 (This is the first of a series of twelve writing prompts. The other eleven are linked at the bottom of the Day 1 prompt post)
I haven’t uploaded a prompt in a while so I’ll do one soon.
Other tips for when you are stuck:
- My #1 Writing Tip for the Times You are Stuck
- Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #13 – Creativity Tip
- Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #24 – Switch It Up
- Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #40 – A Little Change