Why do some writers never seem to have a problem producing a nearly endless flow of stories while others find themselves perpetually staring at a blank page?
In The Cure for Writer’s Block, Andrew Mayne, named Amazon UK’s top five best-selling author of the year, occasional television magician and prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction, including the Amazon #1 bestselling book on authorship, How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours, shares the secrets to unlocking your creative potential.
From inception to completion, The Cure for Writer’s Block helps you diagnose what kind of writer’s block you’re experiencing and how to cure it.
Writer’s Blank: When you really want to tell a story but have no idea what to tell.
Writer’s Lock: When you have a great idea but just can’t figure out how to get started.
Writer’s Knot: When you’re in the middle of your book and you don’t know where to go next or what happened to the passion.
The Cure for Writer’s Block is presented in an easy-to-read format, includes quick summaries and “Try this” activities to help you build your creative problem-solving skills.
Also included are 50 creativity boosters, designed to help you find a solution and engage your imagination.
Table of Contents
Diagnosing Writer's Block
Writer’s Blank: Finding your story
1. Storytelling is in your DNA
2. The Story Formula
3. What it Means to Write What You Know
4. Mining Your Experiences
5. Finding Stories
6. Writing Prompts
7. Choosing the Right Story
Writer's Lock: How to start writing your story
8. Getting Started
9. Starting Structure #1: The Collision
10. Starting Structure #2: The Slow Build
11. Starting Structure #3: In Medias Res
12. Starting Structure #4: Framing Devices
13. First Impressions
Writer’s Knot: How to get unstuck in the middle of your story
14. The Tangle
15. Dead Story Walking
16. Stuck in the DMV
17. Step Away from the Keyboard - But Not Too Far
18. Rethink Your Ending
50 Creativity Boosters