Is Your Writer’s Block Really Writer’s Indecision? | Jane Friedman - Deepstash
Writer's Block Or Indecisiveness

Writer’s block can just be a disguised, indecisive mind.

A lot of times, writer's block is a result of lack of clarity, leading to indecision. One does not know the answ...

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Is Your Writer’s Block Really Writer’s Indecision? | Jane Friedman

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The crucial questions are the roadblocks that keep the work grounded, with no progress made until they are answered.

One needs to identify these in the first place.

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The artificial questions are placeholders until the real question gets unveiled by the mind. These questions, consciously or unconsciously hide the actual question.

Example: “When does t...

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Many consistency checks, which are found out and rectified during revision is when there are variations in how something or someone has been described, like the color of the eyes or hair.

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Certain decisions are disguised as questions, and are usually some major plot points, or even details that require explanations and further detailing.

Example: Which characters point of ...

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Questions pertaining to plot, structure, consistency or procedure need a little brainstorming to be original and interesting.

We can write down whatever ideas we have and can reflect on them...

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Many questions are not directed at the story but at one’s own writing process, like when to plan, when to brainstorm, and when to write.

This also includes one’s own little experiments in th...

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  • Fiction writing requires research in the historical, geographical or methodical aspects of a scene/narrative.
  • Sometimes certain details are trivial and one can move on while putting ...

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Certain writers deploy writing techniques that are unique and form the tone of the novel, like first person narrative, for example.

These writing and storytelling techniques need to be decid...

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One can keep all the questions related to your writing progress in one place, for easy reference, dividing them into three types:

  1. High-Priority Questions: No progress ...

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