Welcome to Monday. Here Under the Tiki Hut, I usually blog about something writing related on Mondays. I stress related because I believe writing is such a personal experience that just because something works for me, it might be the worst thing ever for you and your writing.
I don't necessarily mean things like grammar rules. More like a plotter telling a pantser, "You must outline!"
So I aim for things others may not cover. Today I'm writing about what to do when nothing works.
Don't be afraid to experiment with your writing - especially if you're having difficulty with something. It doesn't matter what the "something" is. Maybe it has to do with story. Or craft. Or time. Or whatever.
Try writing in a different genre.
Try a different viewpoint character for the troublesome passage.
Try a different ending if the one you wrote doesn't satisfy you.
Take a writing class.
Buy a good grammar book.
Find a good critique partner.
Change the time of day you write.
Change all or some of those little rituals you do - we all have at least one quirk here. Yes, I'm talking to you :)
Rearrange your desk to give yourself a new outlook.
Find what works for you.
When it stops working ... change it.