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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

Postby pdey » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:50 am

To start writing here some of points that keep in mind.

1. Type of article you want to write
2. Brainstorming your topic
3. Choose topic one of them, that you like most
4. Do research on this topic
5. Find some relevant and trusted references
and more...

Hope it will help you!
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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

Postby Lilith Addington » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:13 pm

~Write first sentences, as many of them as you can. Keep coming up with first lines until one (or more) of them makes you desperately want to keep writing its story.
~Do timed writing prompts. Pick a prompt (there's plenty online) and set a timer for 5 minutes. Write as much as you can. Pick another. Write for 10 minutes.
~Make lists of story ideas.
~Write short stories. Plan a simple story arc and try to see it through in 6,000 words.
~Set a certain amount of time or a certain wordcount to do each day. Stick with it and it will become a habit in no time.
~Keep a journal.
~Think up a character. Now, put them in a situation where there life is at risk. Make the stakes high. How do they get out of it?
~If you have a novel idea and you just don't know where to start, start anywhere. Start at the climax if that's what excites you. Don't worry about the future reader, just write something you're interested in.
~Paint with words, and weave descriptions. Just mess around with words.
~Describe something ordinary in extraordinary detail.
~Try writing poetry, or song lyrics.
~Keep a notebook with you and write something in it whenever you get the chance. It doesn't have to be a story, just the act of writing will get your creative muscles loosened up.

And, yes, of course......sit your butt down in a chair and get typing! ;)

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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

Postby Kira8p » Tue May 03, 2016 10:45 am

Do you have something in mind to write but cant get it out? OR are you just wanting to write and have no real story yet to write?
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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

Postby Loren Killdeer » Thu May 12, 2016 7:24 am

Everyone has their own method.

But the best that worked for me was to write the events down. Write forty of fifty event without more detail (like event one: The character meets another character at school). This way you'll find the conflict in the plot easely. When you have all the ideas, you can reorganice them in a time line, or in the story line (how would you like to tell it). Work on the characters and the world you are in and start.

Best than anything, start, that is the main advise.

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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

Postby MyCreativeJunction » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:01 pm

Personally I found that just sitting down for an hour and putting some thoughts on a page was a good way to start. ideas for characters, places plot then take one of those and try develop it until you have several threads you can start to bring together.

I'm a novice myself so i'm sure some of the other replies might carry a bit more gravitas but that's the way i started to approach writing and how i started writing my blog posts.

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Re: How to Start Writing (need help)

Postby Carly Berg » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:14 am

Here'a an idea: Google "story prompts." Don't spend too much time picking one but don't pick one that you have no interest in, either. Set a timer for one hour and get the first draft of a very short story done. Then go back and write a second draft of it. Do it once per week and see how much you improve over a couple of months.
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