Be confident in yourself and in your writing skills. This is particularly important, especially if you are a beginner. Keep in mind that anyone can write a novel, given that they can write in general. Remind yourself of any past writing accomplishments of yours. Remember how great your story is and that it deserves to be told.
Do not be overly critical of your work. It is perfectly normal for you to ponder on the meaning of a scene for the development of the story or to have worries about the way in which you have described an event. However, once you have done a chapter, it is best not to go back to it until you have come up with ideas for improvement. Just accept your work as it is. If you go over it later on, you might actually consider it quite good.
Be self-disciplined. This is essential for any writer and for novelists, in particular. You have to write every day at least for an hour or two. To make sure you are not hesitant and to avoid procrastination, you should create a writing schedule. Think of writing as a job and set time for it. You should set your own deadlines and strive to keep them.
Look for inspiration and motivation. You might have lost any or both of these during a writer’s block. Hence, you should try to find them again. Paying more attention to people and to the world around you will certainly give you good ideas. You might try reading a new book or a favorite of yours to get inspired.
Make a sudden twist. If you have writer’s block, then it might be time to change things and to stir them up a little bit. Go back to your novel’s outline and see whether you can introduce a new mysterious character or make a dramatic change in your protagonist’s life.
Keep writing. Simply do not give up if you have a writer’s block.
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