Wednesday 8 April 2015

Starting Somewhere

‘Almost all good writing begins with terrible efforts. You need to start somewhere.’
Anne Lamott – Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

For the last few months I have been writing full-time. Every morning when I sit at my writing table I tell myself  'start somewhere'. 

It seems the trick is to turn off the self doubt and just start typing. Here are some techniques I have used to let my inner creative take hold: 

  • Describe the story behind an interesting photograph
  • Start with three key words
  • Use a news story and pretend to be a character in it
  • Write like crazy (and don't even think about editing!)

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