My current problems with writer’s block come from not knowing what scene comes next, but every so often I have the “SOP” writer’s block problem: I don’t feel like putting my butt in the chair and actually writing my book.
Well, Dr.Wicked has a cure for it. Write, Or Die.
You’ve absolutely got to check this out. You enter a time into the website, and then you enter a goal. Say, 10 minutes and 200 words. Then you start the timer, and you try to make your goal.
If you stop writing or if you don’t make your goal, you get punished.
There are different levels. You can choose how badly you get punished (I guess based on how bad your block is.) For example, you might hear a Rick Astley song. On Hansen.
At its worst, in Kamikaze mode, all your words disappear.
Their idea is that an intangible reward is too nebulous to motivate some folks, so why not switch over to a tangible punishment?
Next time I’m blocked, I may give this a try! Enjoy.