Getting started

For many authors, this is the hardest part of writing…getting started on a new project.
No matter how long you’ve been writing, how many books you’ve had published, there seems always to be that moment of doubt: the ‘can I do it again’ moment.
For new writers, the blank page can be particularly intimidating. But it doesn’t need to be.
This post has some good advice for writers, newbie or experienced, on how to get started.

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I thought I’d start 2016 and my part of this great new blog space with an attempt to respond to the words I hear so often – ‘I don’t know where to get started writing a book’.

The timing of this new blog is great because I’m setting out on a new journey myself. That is to say, I’m starting to write a new book and I thought I might share some if that with you here.

For those of you who want to write, getting started is surprisingly simple… just sit down with whatever writing implement you prefer and write something down. It really doesn’t matter what you write. Just write something.

Although I write the actual chapters on a computer, each book gets its own new notebook. Coloured pencils and post-it notes are essential too. More about that in a later blog. Although I write the actual chapters on a computer, each book gets its own new notebook. Coloured pencils and post-it notes are essential too. More about that in a later blog.

A blank page can be quite…

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