Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"W" is for Writer's Block and Webbing

A to Z Blogging Challenge: 
"W" is for Writer's Block and Webbing

Webbing can help with writer's block!  
Kimberly Willis Holt's website Writing Tips has a cute web that shows what she's done in the throws of writer's block. 

Well, we are not going to take a bubble bath or bake cookies for today's exercise, but we are going to do some webbing!

Writing Exercise: Go with the big picture or go with a specific scene from your story and create a web. See the links below for webbing tips. Share your webbing thoughts in the Comments Section.  Webbing Tips -- 

My response to the exercise:
The Librarian Chronicles - Guardians of the Secret, Traboltia Kingdom (Created using PowerPoint)


  1. When I'm stuck i try these sorts of things and nothing happens, just a bunch of words on the page. Then i go off to do something else and suddenly inspiration strikes. I'm never sure if the exercise helped get things going in the subconscious or not...

    Moody Writing

  2. Very cool! Thanks for the links. I'll have to try this some time :)

  3. Mood, I understand what you mean. I'm not sure it gives me ideas exactly, but webs definitely do focus me. I have a visual then of what is going on and I can think of what still needs to be done.

  4. I've taught this technique to my students before. Webbing is a great visual aid for analyzing connections between ideas or characters or subplots. Great W post.


  5. webbing can be helpful for removing that writer's blog. great post!

  6. The only way I can cure my writer's block is by stepping away and doing something else--reading, running, puzzles. But I like the idea of creating a web diagram of a scene.

    P.S. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for your kind comments. I really appreciate it. :-)

  7. I've had success with webbing in the past. For me, it works better when I'm starting a new project or chapter. I seem to be one of those people who has to let writer's block take its course. Sometimes I just have to wait for the ideas come when they're ready. I'm not good at bringing them out of hiding.


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