10 Writing Truths for Reluctant Teens: How can you encourage your teen when he feels stuck? What should you tell him when he can’t seem to get started writing?
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My own personal solution for writer's block? Read a novel, even if it's just a trendy novel you'd otherwise never read, like Fifty Shades, and clear your head. Or, watch a movie that will put you in the emotional state of your characters. Listening to a music playlist to get yourself there emotionally is also very helpful.
06/28/'12 This site containes some great ideas to motivate children to write, by providing them with authentic writing purposes. Examples include writing letters and making a holiday planner. Children will really enjoy these writing activities!
Flashbacks. Before you use flashbacks, make sure you've: 1) Established a bond between the reader and the protagonist. 2) Established the goals of the story. 3) Established a threat to that goal. 4) Used a story that compels readers to know what happened in the past.