What to do When Your Plot Hits a Wall: Part 1

Interesting POV on getting unstuck.  This strategy will come in handy if I can’t figure out where to go with a story.

T. A. Hernandez

No matter how much we think we know about our stories before we start writing or outlining, many of us inevitably run into a brick wall or two when it comes to our plots. Maybe it’s writer’s block. Maybe our characters won’t do what we want them to. Maybe we’ve had to incorporate something into the plot once we start writing that derails all of our carefully constructed outlines and plans. It’s easy to get discouraged when you hit that wall, and you may be tempted to throw your hands in the air and give up. Don’t do that. Over the next few weeks, I want to offer some strategies you can use to break down that wall and get your plot back on track.

Strategy #1: Eliminating Resources to Create Conflict

When you stop and think about it, plot is really just a series of small conflicts tied together to create a…

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