Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter / Yoga Instructor

A Million Ways To Get Stuck

When was the last time you got stuck with your writing?



I bet it wasn’t that much time ago. After all, getting stuck is in some way part of the work of the writer.

It’s normal.

We try something out, put some ideas together and see what happens. Some elements might work well together, others not so much.

We keep what we can use and for the rest it means: back to the drawing board.

In fact, it happens so often, it’s almost like a writer’s natural state, right?

Part of our everyday work is getting unstick.

We make some progress, then we hit a roadblock. We go back a couple of steps, then make progress again. Then another roadblock and so on and so forth.

Because we’re putting together a puzzle and we have to find a way to make all the pieces fit together.

We have the overall concept, the characters, their actions, how they’re reacting to each other, their arcs, oppositions, the world, a theme we want to convey, and so on and so forth…

It’s almost endless…

But it isn’t. And because we love doing it so much we keep at it.

And we plow along despite all of the “getting stuck” and sometimes it can feel like a chore.

That’s why I created the the “Writer’s Territory”, my writing software courses platform. There are a million ways to get stuck with your writing, and with that at least you won’t get stuck because of software problems.

And you get additional tutorials on finding the best writing processes with different software packages.