7 Ways on How to Start Writing
There is this crucial moment that I think most beginning writers have experienced at some point in their lives. When you plan to write something yet nothing good comes into your mind or maybe -- blank. But don't worry, it just happens and it's normal.
Here are some helpful tips on how you can handle this situation:
- Look for inspiration. You can find inspiration everywhere. It might be music, people, beautiful scenery, or maybe just another article. Anything that makes you feel relax and at ease. It varies among people as we have different personalities.
- Don't rush. Let ideas come out naturally. As they say mangoes are sweeter when they ripen naturally. So give yourself some time to think and who knows while walking or cleaning your room, an idea will come out.
- Know your style and comfort. Writers have their own unique style and comfort when writing. Others want to have long walks, while some want to listen to soothing music. Others may want a clean and organized desk while some doodle a lot. Others are jittering while others wants to keep their silence in meditation.
- Find someone whom you can share your ideas with. It really helps when you have someone you can trust. Someone you can easily share your thoughts. A person who wont think twice to say that your ideas isn't that good or appreciates your work when it turned out to be great. Just an honest peer to evaluate your works. I mean it's quite hard for a writer to be the writer and the editor at the same time. Right?
- Write something vague. As you write, some details aren't clear yet. And you are still looking for directions. Write as much as you can. It may be vague at first but you can go into details later on. Some plots tend to be twisted too. And it makes reading more interesting and exciting.
- Write for an audience. Think of your audience and what topics do they want to read. You should also be particular whether this is for the mass public or a specific group person. It also important to keep in mind to create a connection with your audience. Be careful not to include biases in your writing.
- Finally, Allow yourself to write badly. Every good book I know didn't start perfect. In fact Rome is not built in one day. So allow yourself to write anything although it isn't the brightest idea so far. You can just tweak or change this as the writing process goes on. The important thing is you are writing something.