Examine your plot from a different point of view


Remember the moment at which you realized that working a maze puzzle backwards was the easiest way to solve it?

The latest plotting/writer’s-block-solving tip we’ve found isn’t quite as magical, but it does provide a special vantage point that could unlock your mind.

Specifically, J. J. Hanna suggests thinking about your novel from the antagonist’s point of view — not the protagonist’s.

Hanna has a few questions to ask yourself (or, rather, your antagonist) in a guest post in Writer’s Digest.