I have found that writer’s block can be beaten with something as simple as finding the interesting in every scene that make up your story. It will always be easier to write when feeling intrigued by what you create. In this blog post, I will therefore show you a simple way to beat writer’s block by finding the interesting in every scene of your story.
Find the Interesting in Every Scene
In order to write to your best effort—and feel inspired to do so every writing-day—you have to feel some sort of interest for the story you’re crafting. It’s not worth spending all those weeks and months and even years writing it otherwise, right?
One way to beat writer’s block is to find that which sparks your personal interest—preferably in every single scene. I’m sure you do not want to write a bunch of scenes that are boring, because it will ultimately lead to a boring story. Another thing you should remember is that the reader will often react to your story the way you do. If you hate a scene and write it without any enthusiasm, the reader will react the same way. In other words, steer clear of that which bores you.
What we find interesting is very individual. It can be everything from a theme to a description, from a line of dialogue to a full-size battle, from a piece of world building to something about a character’s backstory, etc. Only you can decide what you find interesting.
Making an outline is the easiest way to find the interesting in every scene. Now, don’t fear this will take months and months to do. It’s actually very simple. Let me show you.
A Quick Outline
I’ve found that it’s always much easier to write every day if I have some sort on an outline. Your outline doesn’t need to be very detailed. Something as simple as a few notes will do fine, and it may make a huge difference on your effectivity.
Here is a short list of notes you should write down for each scene:
- Timeline (keeping track of the timeline is important!).
- Where will the scene take place?
- Which characters will appear in this scene?
- Short summary of the events in the scene (you get to decide how long and detailed you want the summary to be).
- What significance does this scene have to your overall story?
- What sparks your interest about this scene? Why do you desperately want to write this scene?
Also, keep in mind that what you find interesting in a scene is what you should focus your effort on when writing it. If you feel that the interesting part in one scene is the display of friendship between two characters, make this display the crown jewel of that particular scene. If you feel the interesting part is a dialogue that show off some tragic event in a character’s past, make this part the climax of that scene.