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How to start a book

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The blank page stares at you, the cursor flashing, and you don’t know where to begin. You have an idea of the narrative that you want to write, an idea of the overall shape of it. You even have an idea of where you’re going to begin, and yet you can’t write anything.

This is a common problem amongst writers. And there are a thousand and one things that people across the world do to combat it. Some of those things might work for you, some of them might not. But here are a few tips to combat the crippling fear that comes with starting a book:

You might find that all of these work for you. Or, perhaps, none of them work for you. But it’s important to remember that everyone goes through the same problem.

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