1. Don't panic. Whatever mental block you get stuck in during writing, trust the process, take a deep breath, and search for the solution.
2. Before writing, saturate yourself in a setting that you want your characters to be in. It sounds painful, but knowing the components that make up the world of a show can help you get the ball rolling.
3. Know your ending. If you write towards a goal, the journey to get there is free to change, but you do not lose your forward momentum.
4. Isolate the visions in your brain, and translate them as effortlessly as possible into words.
5. Focus on actions, not stage directions. This keeps the audiences' attention.
6. When you get stuck, listen to music. This will refocus you, establish the mood of your piece, and let your mind wander.
7. Keep in mind that this work is a milestone, not a piece. Let it grow and evolve.
8. Turn in your work, let your mind rest, and be proud of the feat you just accomplished.