Last summer I participated in the Central Utah Writing Project, a program that helps teachers become better writers and better teachers of writing.
I credit the program and its members for giving me the courage to start writing my first manuscript, a dream I'd had for over a decade.
During the Summer Institute, A.E. Cannon, author of The Loser's Guide to Life and Love, gave us valuable advice about writing. She said you should always end your daily writing in a place where you know what is going to happen next. That way, you won't waste time the next day staring at your computer screen, wondering what to write.
You know what made me think of her advice? Sitting in front of my screen, wondering what to write next, and wishing I'd followed her advice. I'm at a point in my novel where I'm stuck. I've hit the dreaded writer's block.
What do you do to overcome writer's block? How do you avoid it?