2. Go somewhere quiet, hide from the kids and get in the zone. Passionate though you are, you will need to concentrate.
3. Use music. Set yourself up a playlist with a mix of songs to reflect the different scenes of your story. You’ll be amazed what music can bring out of you.
4. READ! Read everything, not just the genre you’re writing in but the other stuff too. Funny/sad, heavy/light, gulp it all down.
5. When you hit a block, and you will, keep the faith. Try tips 1-4 again, try a glass of red. Walk away, go see your homegirls, do something completely different for as long as you’ve the time to spare. And if you’re still stuck? Well then, my friend, you have to dig deep and write your way out of it. Thousands of words you know you’ll edit out, words you know are rubbish and crappy and wasteful. Eventually, all those rubbishy words will lead you back to something you can cling to, and you’ll be off again, I promise.
Letting You Go by Anouska Knight is out now.