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Brainstorm multiple different options. Do multiple different outlines at once, in other words, and edit as you go. Some writers like to come up with outlines with a partner, somebody smart who can bounce ideas back. Or a group of friends. Most writers try to find another writer or a writer's group to belong to for precisely this reason. You still retain final creative control, just remember that. And here's a pro-tip, you solve writer's block by writing something else, not by taking a break from writing. You should take breaks from writing all the time, but never for writer's block. That's the real reason being an author is a lonely life. It takes all your time to write, not just when you're writing. The writing itself is sometimes the easiest part, and if that's not true for you, then you need to write more. A good rule of thumb is, you should write at least a thousand words per day and you should eventually delete more than half of what you write, because it's GARBAGE, and you can do better.
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