Category Archives: Writer’s Block

Finding Inspiration For Your Novel

By Melanie Anne Phillips We all know that writing is not just about assembling words, but also about assembling ideas. When we actually sit down to write, we may have our ideas all worked out in advance or we may … Continue reading

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How I Beat Writer’s Block…

After twenty five years as a teacher of creative writing, I finally discovered the cure for writer’s block.  I call it the Idea Spinner Method. It worked so well for me, I turned it into a software tool to make … Continue reading

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How to Beat Writer’s Block

How to Beat Writer’s Block By Melanie Anne Phillips Creator StoryWeaver, Co-creator Dramatica Download to your Kindle for $2.99 Read the first chapter free: Introduction Writer’s Block:  The two most terrifying words in a profession that deals in vocabulary.  Over my last … Continue reading

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How to Beat Writer’s Block!

Ever find yourself in a creative log jam? Try the following technique excerpted from the StoryWeaver story development software to help regain your inspiration: 1. Inspiration Inspiration can come from many sources: a conversation overheard at a coffee shop, a … Continue reading

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Finding Your Creative Time

You sit in your favorite writing chair, by the window, on the porch, or in the study. You wear your favorite tweed jacket with the leather elbow patches, or your blue jeans, or your “creative shoes.” You look around at … Continue reading

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Tricking the Muse: The Creativity “Two-Step”

The concept behind this method of finding inspiration is quite simple, really: It is easier to come up with many ideas than it is to come up with one idea. Now that may sound counter-intuitive, but consider this… When you … Continue reading

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