― Writing a novel is a commitment of one, perhaps two years of your time and energy so no wonder that, from time to time, you feel you're unable to write. We can make a lot of excuses for writer’s block so I believe it’s important to give some thought as to what is actually causing it. Is it because you’re facing a particularly difficult scene and you’re not sure how to proceed? Or perhaps the next scene isn’t too exciting and you just can’t get your teeth into it. Whatever the reason you come [...].