- "I don't have a title - I can't write without a title!"
- "That character in that one scene at the end of the book doesn't have a name. I can't start writing the novel if that character doesn't have a name."
- "I don't think I have enough subplot to write this."
- "I don't know my secondary characters well enough to write about them yet."
- "I don't know what my main character's parents do for a living yet."
- "I can't figure out my main character's motivation!"