Sometimes, it’s hard to get started on a new piece. I seek inspiration, motivation and ways to trick myself into writing. The key is getting your butt into the chair and typing. Over and over until the end.
Listen to music
Jot down local news' stories
Sit in silence
Trust little whispers
Think about stuff while doing all of the above
Think about nothing while doing all of the above
Talk over ideas with a friend
Ask yourself, “What if?”
Think of someone you'd like to shadow
Find the character's favorite music
Set hours to write every day. Like a job. It is.
Start anywhere…beginning, middle or end
Increase writing time five minutes passed the time you're screaming to quit
Pay attention when you avoid writing
Respect your work. Don't let anything or anyone take precedence over your scheduled writing time