Keep Writing


Keep Writing

Some days when working on a story the words don’t seem to flow. No matter what you do, everything reads like crap. You end up hitting the delete button more than the save button on days like that. As you sit in front of your computer, you think ‘I need to write, but nothing is working. What should I do?’

Take a step back, take a deep breath, and work on another aspect of the story. Do a character interview or a short piece about one of the characters that never will appear in the story. Write up dossiers of your characters. Just keep writing. If the story takes place in a certain area, do a write up about that area, what is found there, who lives there, what does it look like. These items won’t likely appear in the story itself, but it sets the region firmly in your mind.

Doing character interviews are a lot of fun. This is a great way to get inside your characters’ minds. Give a bit of background and description of the character, where did they grow up, what are their fears, hopes, dreams. You can post on your blog or website. Let the readers get to know them as well.

There is always something to work on when it comes to your story, just keep writing.

May the words ever flow!

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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10 Responses to Keep Writing

  1. yes, I love getting into my characters minds. I didn’t realize that for the longest time! It really helps to better understand how they’ll react in the story which often spurs on the perfect ideas! 🙂

  2. karikwi says:

    This is very encouraging. Thanks for posting!

  3. J.F.Johns says:

    so inspiring!!! the characters interview is actually a great idea! Never thought about it, but now I will definitely try it out!!! Thank youuuuu so much!:)

  4. Anna Dobritt says:

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    Posted April 21, 2015

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