I had a conversation with a friend tonight. Someone who also wants to write. Well, does write, she just hasn’t finished anything. I sympathize. There are times when, no matter how hard you try, the action in your story just comes to a screeching halt. I’m actually at that point in my current project. Seriously if I’ve managed a paragraph in the last 4 days, it’s probably an exaggeration. But when I’ve struggled like this in the past, I’ve found a way to get through it. Ready? Write crap. Yep. Even if it totally sucks, doesn’t move your plot along, bogs your characters down… you get the idea, you’re still writing! And that’s what writers do! So go ahead, describe your characters grocery list, have them watch TV, make tea and read their own books. It’ll get you to the next ‘thing’ and guess what? You can go back and delete all the filler. I promise, it works every time. Because writers write!