The first step to writing is to actually start writing. Do that and you’re well on your way. It sounds easy. I know it isn’t. We find a million ways of procrastinating and doing anything but write. But you must start getting your story down. It doesn’t matter how: on paper, in a notebook, onto a laptop – anything you prefer. Or try drawing a mind map or spidergram of ideas and things you want to tell the reader about.
Once you have these basics, you can start building on them. Work out what works best for you:
– work on one idea at a time
– get notes down for anything you can think of, as you go along
– a combination of both
It’s all about experimenting and finding out what works best for you. Try it. If it doesn’t work, try something else.
You never know when ideas or writing snippets and opportunities will come your way, so always carry a notebook to jot things down so you don’t forget.