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How do i get started

Hi all, it's my first time post and I have a question.I have many ideas of science fiction and fantasy stories,I also can create one from anything i encounter or see. Anyone with an opinion to tell me how to get started in this writing journey or my first approach to start writing as a new aspiring writer,thank you.

Asked by: Timothy Omuchuma

  1. Victoria Whithear on July 2, 2020

    Some people need a plan to write and some can just wing it all the way through. You probably need to determine which you are first. I've always been the type that, as long as I have a vague idea of the ending, I can just go ahead without much of a plan, but I know some writers create very detailed plans for each chapter. There are some good videos on you tube about being a plotter or a pantser (taken from the phrase 'seat of your pants'). There is so much more to know, but that's a good place to start.

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  2. Lukas Breit on June 30, 2020

    I would also recommend you just start writing and get something on your “paper”, well it’s probably a laptop :-) This is nothing carved in stone which means you can reedit your texts as long as you want until you feel satisfied :-) Sometimes I delete hundreds of words and just write something new. This is the life of a wannabe author. :-) What is your story about? Is it a short story or are you planning or writing a novel? I’m curious to hear! Cheers

  3. Julie Dunkley on June 28, 2020

    Just get a laptop and start typing your ideas. You can go back any time and change what you have written. Create a list of charactors, a list of ideas that you dont want to forget. Write a brief description of what the story is going to be about. When I first started writing I had a list of 20 titles, originally for childrens short storys. Once I completed those, I started writing childrens fiction, but then i found every so often I'd be writing and my words would start rhyming. Then I'd write a poem. When I looked back I had about 50 poems at the time. When you get an idea, if your laptop isn't near you, then get a pen and paper and write it down.

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