ness writes about writing

Take a Deep Breath …

Writing … have you seen how many resources there are for us writers?

There are pages and pages, videos, podcasts, books and more books. All there – waiting to be read, watched and listened to.

And then comes the awe as in I’m a writer! – that kind of awe. And with awe comes fear, I’m a writer, noooooooooo what-if-it’s-rubbish?! – that kind of fear.

Often the writer is greeted by the whole mustplanoutcharacterchartsandstartworldbuilding rush.

But … ‘member when you where younger? When you planned and built the entire village for your dolls in preparation for that brilliant moment when the story would begin … only to find out that it was bed time the very instant you began to play?

There isn’t a formula for producing a novel, no set way to writing awesome tales but … there is a secret; one certain key to success.

“What is that?” You ask.

Simples, my friend; plop yourself down on that chair and grab a pen and paper (or keyboard and screen, whichever you prefer) and write.

You can clean it up later, you can pull it all to pieces and build it again.

But just write.

Take a deep breath, and start.

It doesn’t get more simple than that.