How do I start writing?

I’m sure we’ve all been there at one point or another. You either want to start writing or you’re new to writing. At first, you may have been so excited but now, you have no idea where you want to go. You’re on the verge of giving up or maybe you’ve already given up. Well, first of all, I’d like to assure you that you’re not alone. Second of all, there is a solution.

Simply put: write more.

But what do I even write about?

Write about anything that comes to mind. Write about your day. Carry around a notepad with you and write down your observations. Watch people. Watch movies. Watch TV, even. Look at how people interact around you. Let your mind wander. Explore different possibilities. Cherish your imagination. These are all essential keys to becoming a better writer.

Reading also helps too. You’ll be exposed to new words and as a result, your toolbox, with which to write with, will be increased greatly. There is just so much to learn about the world around you. Even I’m still learning. After seeing all this world has to offer, how could you not feel motivated to pour your heart and soul into a story and write it? I’m not really sure what else to say on this matter.

Wait, there is one more thing. As you continue the writing journey, make sure you create connections with people you can trust to help, specifically with critics and editors. They will help you a lot. Book clubs also help, but that’s debatable.

Just try to consult as many people as possible about your book as you can. You’ll experience much greater success than if you venture on alone. Friends also help for a support group, too. Every writer knows the pain of jealousy and comparing their work to others. It can be a pitiful way to lose motivation. Now then, get inspired and go write!

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