Here’s a Trick to Help You Start Writing When You Don’t Know What to Write About

Meg Dowell Writes

I don’t know what I want to write about today.

I’m trying out a new schedule, since whatever schedule I had before has been completely dismantled thanks to this fuzzy bouncy thing called a “dog.”

I haven’t quite adjusted yet. I still haven’t figured out how to create space in this new way of living for all the things I want to fill the hours of my day with. If I even can do all the things I wanted to do before Izzie wandered in.

In all the years I’ve been writing — more than I like to say out loud sometimes — I’ve found only one strategy that always gets me writing something, even when I’m not sure what to write about, or don’t feel like writing anything at all.

I just start writing.

Ever since I did this as an exercise in a high school creative writing class…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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