We've all experienced it: the dreaded WRITER'S BLOCK.
You wrote yourself into a corner, you have no idea what happens next, and your characters have stopped talking to you.
Your story feels off, wrong, or incomplete. Your brain knows you need to go back and change something. It just hasn't pinpointed what yet. Thanks a lot, brain!
Imagine the words flowing as you write a more compelling and memorable story... all because you faced and defeated writer's block.
Writer's block means something in your story has gone wrong—you just don't know what yet.
It's an opportunity to find your story's weak spots and turn them into strengths before anyone else reads it.
It's a chance to boost your writing skills and create a story that readers will remember.
You just need to learn how.
Discover the methods that professional authors use to overcome writer's block and improve their novels.
This is for you if
- Your characters have stopped talking to you, your plot is floundering, and your story is coming apart like a haunted scarecrow after you hit it with a weed whacker.
- You want to write and you have an existing book to work on, but it feels like you have to wrench each word from a dragon's jaws.
- You want to play around with new ideas for your project and discover aspects of your characters, world, and plot that you haven't considered before.
- You're tired of waiting for inspiration. Who has the time?
This is NOT for you if
- You're looking for a brand new idea for a story. Our method is for breaking writer's block on exisitng projects!
- You're not ready to challenge your current ideas about your novel.
Introducing the Smash Writer's Block books.
Learn some of the questions pro authors use to beat writers' block so you can write more compelling stories.
Think deeper about your novel so you can uncover the source of your writer's block— and better yet, fix what went wrong in your book.
Discover aspects of your story you missed, so you can improve your book NOW without beta readers or editors (though you'll need those later on).
An amazing novel is there inside you. Sometimes you need help drawing it out.
The Smash Writer’s Block books are available in two versions: A coloring book and a regular book.
The Smash Writer’s Block coloring book features 175 prompts and graphics.
The images follow a lone scribe on a quest around the world and across the galaxy to find the answers they need to finish their book.
Each page is a different stop on their journey.
The images vary in style and are not always connected to the prompts in order to encourage the divergent thinking that is essential to creativity.
The regular book features 250 prompts (the same 175 as the coloring book + 75 new ones).
Flip through, pick a random page, and start brainstorming ways to improve your novel!
Buy a print copy and get a PDF version for only $5. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Open the book to a random page, read the prompt, and start brainstorming and writing.
See the Smash Writer's Block regular book in action:
See the Smash Writer's Block coloring book in action:
Both versions of the book are available as an instant download or as a printed copy. Free shipping on all US orders.
What writers are saying about the Smash Writer's Block prompts:
How is this different from other writing prompts?
Most writing prompts spark ideas for new stories and characters (for example, a rogue and a monk team up). The Smash Writer’s Block book helps you break through blocks in a current project.
The prompts encourage you to delve deeper into existing characters and plot to uncover the reasons why you’re stuck.
With decades of experience between our team of authors, we’ve found that writer’s block is often the result of something going wrong in your novel. We crafted these prompts to help you approach your characters and stories from new perspectives so you can break through your block to discover the right way forward for your project.
It also includes a few fun, out-there prompts that might not be connected to your story but can lead to new ideas.
Can’t I just find prompts online for free?
Most of the prompts out there help you come up with ideas for brand new characters and stories. If that’s what you need, the internet is your friend.
But if you’re stuck on a current project, prompts about new story ideas only serve to tempt you away from finishing your novel.
Our books were developed by professional authors with loads of experience in overcoming writer’s block on current works-in-progress. We created these books to help you break through the block to write a better, stronger story.
Do the prompts help with works-in-progress or creating ideas for new projects?
We designed the prompts to help break writer’s block on existing projects. However, if you already have a basic idea for your novel, the prompts can help you discover new aspects of it and further develop it.
If you have no idea where to start, Smash Writer's Block isn't for you (but you can check out our guides instead!).