How To Start Writing

This is a question that come up quite a bit with new writers. How do you become a writer? How do you start writing?

There is a really simple answer. Start writing. Don’t think about it. Don’t plan out a story. Don’t make a collage. And for the love of all that is pink and froofy, don’t worry what genre you are writing for. The story will work that out for itself.

Just. Start. Writing.

Oh, and don’t check your e-mail/twitter/Facebook/tumblr first. Those things are writing killers. Trust me on this one.