by amy elizabeth
The beginning of anything I write is always the hardest part. A million thoughts are going through my mind like pieces of a puzzle caught in limbo. There’s nothing worse than trying to write a story around a single thought, especially when you’re staring at a blank page. When this happens I have one question for you to ask yourself. Where is it written in stone that a story or poem in draft must start at the beginning? That’s right, nowhere. Start in the middle, or the end, just write. That’s the beauty of Word, it allows you the option to arrange your thoughts.
Exercise your abilities to concentrate on what comes to mind and jot it down, you may be surprised what blossoms from just a single line. I imagine you already have a place where your unfinished writing projects are compiled, if you don’t, start one. Keep a notebook or journal with you so when you’re away from your computer and inspiration strikes, you’re assured that moment of brilliance is retrievable.
It’s probably a fair assumption you already have a place where unfinished writing projects are kept. Mine are neatly filed in my computer documents, in a file folder titled WTF. It’s where my intended as great reads die the slow death of dormancy. Are we bonding yet my fellow writers? Good, now go to your own kicked to the curb writings and look at all of them.
You will find you’ve stumbled upon a goldmine, busting with inspiration and creativity, all written by your own hand