I love the story of Scheherazade, the storyteller in One Thousand and One Nights. She had to keep the Sultan/King interested in her story or she would lose her head. I think we writers have to feel that way about our readers getting bored with our story/article/poem.
Scheherazade teaches us another trick. She often stopped her story in the middle, so that the king would keep her alive until the next night. This is a great trick for us – stop in the middle of the action and then the next day it’s easy to pick it up and keep going. Scheherazade overcomes writer’s block.