I wrote this for the Creative Writers’ Press blog.
Lots of people have posted in the group,
“I want to be a writer, but I don’t know how to get started.
There’s been some great feedback in these threads, but it’s a fast-moving group. It doesn’t take long before the last post on the subject is too far down the page to easily find, and someone else asks,
“Hey, I’m new here and I’ve always wanted to write. How do I get started?”
The most obvious, and frequently commented answer is, of course,
While this may seem condescending, obvious, and not particularly helpful, it’s also true. As daunting as it always seems to put pen to paper for the first time before you even have an idea, it really is the best start. Free-writing, which is writing with no agenda (for those that didn’t read Overcoming Obstacles), is a great way to practice writing, get in touch…
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