This is a writing prompt from Trent Jamieson

We love to read your writing - don't forget to head to the workshop to share the fruits of this exercise! If you're not sure how, check out our how-to video on uploading and sharing your work. Writing from the workshop also has the chance to be published and read by a wider audience (and we pay!) as part of our new Bloc Features project.

Happy writing!

Sometimes you get stuck in the middle. It's alright to have a break. There are stairs ahead, sure, but there are stairs behind you too, because you've put in the work - don't forget to appreciate that! You've gotten this far, you're capable of going the rest of the way.

If you're really stuck, just jump ahead a little. And if you're really, really stuck, think how your current scene would work with added dinosaur.

Trent Jamieson's Death Works novels are available from Orbit books. Roil, and Night's Engines, are available from Angry Robot. His latest novel, Day Boy is due from Text in 2015.

His webpage is

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Sam van Zweden was Writers Bloc’s Online Editor from 2013 - 2015. A Melbourne-based writer and blogger, her work has appeared in The Big Issue, Voiceworks, Tincture Journal, Page seventeen, and others. She’s passionate about creative nonfiction and cross stitch. She tweets @samvanzweden.