One technique I've found really

One technique I've found really useful is to try and connect with my characters every day as often as I can. Some days I just don't get to the computer, but I still try to find at least 5 minutes to close my eyes and try to hear my characters speaking... This helps a lot. If I manage to connect a bit with it each day, it's much easier to start writing when I finally find a moment, even if it's only once a week.
Padma Venkatraman