She didn't know how to begin, despite reams of notes, lots of social media posts and a journal about her wish to write.
Stephen King once said that he couldn't understand why people with talent for writing didn't get started.
I understand the resistance. I've felt it too. So I've written Startup Author Hacks to help others overcome the scary notion of facing a blank pages.
Gather, organize and shape is a simple process for taking the raw materials you have -- despite how disparate they may seem -- and creating the guts of a novel, nonfiction book, screenplay or article.
You very likely have the beginnings of .... something. A book or screenplay. A poem or article. Next, you want to learn how to write a story, long or short.
Go for it.
Startup Author Hacks is not a bunch of writing tips. You need a plan, a method for facing the blank page.
Some of the most successful authors worldwide would rather begin with something on the page. Anything. Even if it is sloppy. Why? Because they know the road to perfection takes time. First they must get their raw ideas on paper or in a digital file. Everything can be reworked. But the blank page?
I begin with an idea. And then it becomes something else." —Pablo Picasso
Identity is also part of the process of writing a novel. Who are you? How do you like to work? Startup Author Hacks encourages you to find a process that works for you.
Maybe you don't want to start at the beginning. Dive into the middle, then. Creative writing prompts are nothing more than prods to get your engine running. Ignition. Here we go.
Buy it now. Startup Author Hacks will show you how to get started with the stuff you already have.
But if you don't have much to work with, then download my FREE guide for authors, Ready to Happen. Just 10 minutes a day will build your treasure trove of ideas for your book, screenplay, article -- or love letter.
Creative writing is not so hard if you let yourself go and give permission to be casual, messy, but honest.
Best of luck!