Originally Posted by LuceBianchi
Hello, everyone. I have a specific type of writer's block, and it's annoying me.
Before I get to it, some possibly relevant information on my writing style. I don't actually write stories, by my definition. They come to me, and I put the words on paper. Every time I have tried writing without this elusive muse, the result has sounded forced. I still haven't managed to improve these stories to the point where I'm satisfied.
I have a story I want to write. I have the important story events written down and ordered. I can't think of sentences to show these events, and the words won't come. My muse is silent.
What are your thoughts on overcoming writer's block in this situation?
And that really is the trick to fiction writing. You must be able to 'enter the dream' and write it down. I too have significant issues with doing just that (particularly at the moment). I am IMO very good at coming up with story ideas, titles, scenes, etc. but pulling it all together in a narrative is a challenge other than in the rare cases where it seems (in the manner you describe) a story is handed to you and you simply write it down.
My best suggestion is to try and imagine the scene surrounding the incidents you have and begin to describe it in the narrative voice you have chosen - first person, third, etc. and try to follow your mind's eye and tell the story to an imagined reader. Be sure to include all the sensory details, smells, sights, sounds...