We have all heard this before but I find it to be very true.

The recipe for not losing your ideas is to always carry a notebook.

Beethoven once said:

“If I don’t write it down immediately I forget it right away.”

You have to start somewhere right? The best approach is to remind yourself that if you can write one good sentence then you can write two and three, and so forth.

Another approach is to write a passage from your favorite book. See how you feel to have those words flow through your fingertips.

Samuel L. JACKSON said:

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, a man will then turn over half a library to make one book.”

Micheal Malice once advised:

“Don’t edit as you write.”

This is great advice that I, myself, need to follow. When I can’t figure out what my next line should be, I go back and read what I wrote, and then the rest of my time is spent in editing.

Trying to figure out where you are going is begging for you to get horribly lost. When the research is done and you have laid out your framework, writing will become much easier.

I wish I had heard this when I first started writing. But hey, it’s never too late to learn something new.

Another writing hack that you may find useful is:

to create a single document for each chapter. Later when you have gotten to the end you can combine your chapters into a single file. This is much easier when using Schrivener.

A trick that Raymond Chandler once used was to use small pieces of paper, so that he would never be afraid of starting over, laying out only 12-15 lines per page.

I hope these beginning hacks will become useful to all my fellow writers and bloggers.

Happy Writing! If there is something you would like to know more about let me know.

I will continue to find useful writing hacks just for you.

Author: Pameladlockwood

I am an aspiring author. I love to work in my woodshed. I learned how to run a lathe which is my tool of choice for making lamps and bottles. I also love to dram and paint. Creating is my passion. I am a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 3. I have recently been diagnosed with a rare nerve condition called CRPS. It has been a hard road for me but through this site and creating I hope to find some solace. I am a firefight 2. I have been an applied therapy assistant for autistic children. I have a degree in two years of accounting and have received my certificate in Medical Transcription. I love to learn and grow as a person.

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