Many times I look at the computer screen trying to think of what to type next. But I have the cursed mental block and the cursor blinks away as if to say ‘well what are you waiting for, Christmas?’ For me at least the cure for this is predrafting. I have an A4 pad of paper and write I note down rough ideas; plot, character, scenes and so on. Then I work on them, see if and how they connect together. To see if they work. And if not, why not? Etc., etc. After a while I have some ideas to type up. Mental block has been slain. If only for a while. I don’t know why, but I just can’t seem to think up decent ideas to work with when sat in front of the computer. Type them up and develop them yes, but think up the beginnings of a decent idea, no forget it.