We’re celebrating Thanksgiving today in Canada so I want to start by expressing my gratitude for authors and alike. Without the ability to read we’d lose a lot of our freedom of expression and imagination so it’s important to take just a moment to thank our teachers, too.
Now part one of Simon Rose’s take over discussing how he’s starting out as a writer:
There appear to be an endless number of sites on the web offering advice on writing, concerning where to get ideas, character development, point of view, working in different genres, story structure, the editing process, how to get publishers and agents to pay attention to you and so on. And yet one of the most frequently asked questions, especially for beginners, is how to actually get started with your writing? It may seem like a very simple question, but if you can’t actually get started, how can you ever actually make use of all these great tips that published, or at least very knowledgeable and prolific writers, offer all the time? Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine some of the ways you can kick-start your creativity, then stay motivated in your quest to get your writing career not only on track, but hopefully into the fast lane as well. And don’t forget, even established writers sometimes have problems getting started on a particular project.
Simon Rose is the author of The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic’s Tomb, The Doomsday Mask and The Time Camera, plus many non-fiction books for children. Visit his website at www.simon-rose.com or his blog at http://simon-rose.blogspot.com/
Thanks for reading,
Sarah Butland author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm
Starting is absolutely the hardest thing you can do. Once you’ve conquered that hurdle, you’re on your way. Happy writing.