Tag: writer’s block

Feb 21, 2013
By Michael Rupured
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Doing it My Way

Blogs and books about writing fiction and getting published contain tons of helpful tips and suggestions. I’ve read many and have been surprised by how consistent the advice is across various sources. Read a few and you’ll have step-by-step instructions for the universal best practices writers must follow. Except they don’t. I know quite a few well enough to know how they go about writing a novel. No two tackle the job the same way. My advice would be to try the prescriptions, but if they don’t work for you, find something that does. My process is still…evolving, and has been different for each of my books. But whether I plan all the details out ahead of time or make them …

Oct 28, 2011
By Michael Rupured

Stuck!

Three weeks ago, I all but finished writing Addicted, my first work of fiction. The main elements of the story are finished. All that’s left is to write a chapter or two to wrap things up. I would have finished it three weeks ago, but I couldn’t figure out how to get from where I was to where I wanted the book to end. It’s not a case of writer’s block. If it was, I wouldn’t even be able to blog. I’m just stuck. I’ve been stuck like this before. The first time was early in the process of writing Glass Houses.  For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how to advance the story. After reading a draft, …