How does one start "Writing"??

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    Hi, by the join date you may see that I am a newbie. A quick question for the regulars here, How does One start writing?

    At times I do come up with some strange ideas that I like to put o paper and flush out but--well--I have not the slightest idea on how to start. What things I need to keep in mind.

    Any pointers?
     
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    Personally, I don't think there's any "learning".. Either you have a knack and a talent for it, or you don't. Just my take on it, tho..
     
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    First make sure that you're not posting something that was already posted. You can do do this with the "Search" tool.

    Next, just start writing. Usually, something will catch my eye and I am forced to respond and cannot rest until I do so.

    Try it. It's not hard. Beware, make sure you can back up what you say, otherwise, the onslaught will come fast and hard.
     
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    Oh great, I just asked the most basic question--How do you start?
     
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    Inspiration, raw, uncensored
     
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    First, think. I mean that goes for any writing effort. Let whatever it is bubble along in your mind and when it's just about ready to explode - get it down in writing. Then do it again and do it again and do it again until it's right.
     
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    Start out with your basic premise.

    I am going to tell you about _______________

    If you cannot tell your reader what you are going to discuss in an opening sentence or a paragraph, you probably don't know what you think about that subject well enough (yet) to write a coherent essay about it.
     
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    As I have told everybody from the get go, I don't know how to write. I have taken no classes in that art.

    I think it more because of that, that I have written and made money from that writing (Thousands from Mobipocket).

    It is not because I am good.

    It is more that I am not afraid to make a fool out of myself.

    So what if I have typos. So what if I can not write dialogue like somebody who has studied the different styles.

    None of that should keep you from writing. Just do it and stop making up excuses as to why you can not.

    My dear wife, a top honor student in College, was an English Lit major. Because she studied that art, she knows how perfect you have to be. Because of that, she is convinced that she can not write because she will make a mistake. So, she has never tried. She knows how to make excuses, and I can not dissuade her from her excuses.

    So, the moral to the story is, "Just do it."
     
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    Obtain a writing utensil and some form to "write" on and starting putting letters down, preferrably in an order to results in words.
     
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    Thanks, I actualy needed that --
    "just do it" and "Do not be afraid" are usually good general advice for any type of project. I guess having someone remind me was my problem.
     

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