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.

7 thoughts on “How To Start Writing

  1. Funny how often in grad school the faculty had to remind people, “the only secret to writing is sitting your butt in the chair and writing.” Oy!! I so wish there were an easier secret!!

    I find as soon as I open facebook on my computer I am ruined.

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