Writing can be hard at times, those of us who do it often have scenes in our minds that we know will be excellent. The hard part is getting it into the story realistically and telling it right.
The other issue I find which is similar to this is a good story that is just missing that final bit of WOW factor.
Both of these are big annoyances for me but I am firm believer in not letting the story go out until it’s strong enough. It is a shame more movie producers didn’t adopt this train of thought.
I have a short story I am working on where I was missing that little ‘eureka’ moment. Just the last blow to give it the killer punch it needed. Then like most things, eventually, it came to me out of the blue and thankfully no more writers block!
Something I tend to do when I am stuck on a point is to use the local environment. This is beyond the obvious who or what is around me. I like to visit places in the region and I find it’s a powerful tool. Even if it is disguised at times as a kids’ outing with Dad.
In Ipswich, where I live, it is quiet and rural here but there are plenty of things close by. Walks, parks, beaches and great places to visit and lose yourself in. Great for relaxing and clearing your head from the clutter of life and writers’ block.
There is a fair bit of history around me as well, I expect there is around you also. We have Landguard Fort, a great place to visit for that war time feeling and also the towns and villages around Suffolk are pretty old looking and different parts are in keeping with various times in history. Sutton Hoo is another great place for the Viking feel as are our great selection of medieval castles. The region has some great ones to pick from.