You Can Tell Your Story
Writing can be everything from a creative outlet to a therapeutic escape. You can journal about your day. Join a writing group or club. Or come up with your own episode for your favorite show. Whatever story you want to tell, writing is a great way to do it.
So, how do you take on the blank page and start writing?
Begin in the Middle
Stories don’t have to start at the beginning. When it comes to what to write first, you can begin wherever you want. Write the last line. Pick up in the middle. Just write whatever’s in your head and figure out where it goes later.
Do It Daily
You don’t have to put aside hours a day to write. Do whatever fits into your schedule. Write a short story. Jot down what you’ve done that day. Or just write a funny post on social media. And if you skip a day, no worries, just try again tomorrow.
Read more books. Explore new art. Play some games. Storytelling can happen anywhere. And you never know what will inspire you. You can also jumpstart your creativity with some easy exercises. Try a writing prompt—like you’ve discovered a room where time stops, what happens next?
Be Bad at It
Chasing perfection can bring any writer to a stop. No need to beat yourself up about it. Just get your ideas or thoughts down. Write. Write. Write. You can edit later. And you will. Some say there is no such thing as great writing, only great re-writing! So, let go of that pressure and just let the words flow.
Make It up as You Go
Whether we’re talking about story and plot or what kind of writer you want to be, it’s okay not to have all the answers. You can totally sit down to write with nothing but a vague idea of what you’ll write about. Just remember, writing’s a journey—and your compass is broken.
There’s no better time to throw the rules out of the window and write whatever you want. Don’t hold back your creativity or tell yourself something’s not good enough. Instead, ask yourself if you’re having fun writing it. Now is your chance to get out of your comfort zone.
You can express your ideas and tell your stories.