Stuck in a Rut with Your Writing?


The worst part about

“getting stuck in a rut”

is the inherent comfort that comes along with that fact.

As authors

it’s important to challenge



our characters.

If we’re unable to  shake loose

the familiar

we just might be sealing our own


We all know that our characters need to face

challenges –

take on conflict

and see what happens.

But if we keep writing the same kinds of characters

and the same kinds of books

it gets harder and harder to


ourselves that this isn’t the best thing for our


or our


Sometimes all it takes is placing


or your


in an out-house for a week

and seeing if they’ll drink the water 😉


How have you gotten yourself or a character out of a rut recently?

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