"Just as a secondary bit of advice, you don't necessarily have to start at the beginning. I think 2 books ago, the first scene I wrote was in the third chapter! But really it's up to your characters where they want be in your story. :)"
"Just start off with notes, lots of notes and keep everything really informal. Just keep thinking about it a lot and then finally you'll find somewhere to begin. Don't pressurize yourself too much and most importantly, enjoy the process and…"
"I don't prepare anything when before I start writing, there's absolutely no point. I found on the first draft if I try to do an outline it it doesn't flow very well and everything feels forced. It works out better aiming for something…"
"Begin at the beginning, keep writing until you come to the end, and stop. And if that doesn't work, ask the characters where they want you to start telling their story. Remember it's more theirs than yours."
"I say jump into it. Write that first scene. Then use it as a base point, and construct the rest of your plot from there. That's what I always do, and it seems to work for me. Writing is the easy part, it's the editing you have to worry…"
"Well having done NaNoWriMo for a countless number of times, I would say anyone of those would get you started it depends on the project. I for one ALWAYS do chara bios. if not for the original work, just for fun and often I usually end up…"
"I always will come up with a few key events that I want to happen and then come up with a starting scene and an ending scene. After that I just dive in, so it's kind of like a loosely written plot but you still have room to work and change…"
So like many of you I'm sure I am trying to write something. I just don't know where to begin. I started out with the overall theme, and a main character, but I just don't know where to begin writing. Do I prepare for it with character notes, or develop the over arching plot, or do I just jump into it? Any advice?See More