Posted By Amy, MKB Marketing on Friday 28th Sep 2012
Everyone hates getting writer's block and so we're always looking for top tips when it comes to writing. We quizzed Gina Blaxill author of Forget Me Never and Pretty Twisted about her writing habits and whether she had any tips for MKB
"I’m probably not that unusual with the way I write but I LOVE my Post-It notes. I plot everything out with them. I have a big print of some ugly bridge that was in my room when I moved in to the house I share so this gets plastered with Post-Its when I’m writing.
While I’m a big coffee shop writer, when I’m staying with my parents I also write in their shed surrounded by all my mum’s artwork. It’s a brilliant hidey hole.
I’m lucky enough to rarely get writer’s block when it comes to actual writing – it’s plotting I get blocked on.
A good way of getting through it is to talk about your ideas to other people. They’re less close to the story than you are and can often spot problems and see ways of getting out of the holes you get yourself in.
Also, it’s important to accept that not every day is going to be an ace writing day. Sometimes if it isn’t going well you need to walk away... even though that’s the last thing you want to do!"