on Fiction University:
It’s a terrible feeling when the scene you’re working on grinds to a halt—and you have no idea how to get it moving again.
Imagine it—you’re in the middle of a writing session, your fingers are dancing over the keyboard, and suddenly…
The words, your fingers, your understanding of what comes next in your novel.
Your scene has stalled and you don’t know why, and what’s worse, you have no idea what to do to fix it.
We’ve all been there, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a brand-new writer working on your first story or a professional author with fifty published novels. Sometimes, scenes just stall. Ideas poof out of your head and leave you hanging. Your characters stop talking to you, and the last thing they said was so out of the blue that you can’t fathom what they meant by it or what they plan to do.