Whether the blank page is paper or a computer screen, the effect is the same. It’s blank. How to get started?
For me, I start long before I sit down to face the blank page. My rational mind and my imagination have frequent play dates when I’ve gotten an idea for a story, and I let them work out some kinks before I commit anything to paper/computer file. But sometimes I feel a powerful urge to put words down, to see them in front of me, to make the process more concrete. Let’s face it, so much of what writers do while developing stories resides in the mind. Seeing words on paper encourages my mind and imagination that I’m serious about what they’re telling me.
Recently, I’ve had two main ideas banging around in my head. One is for a science fiction short story, and the other is for a…
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