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20367622 No.20367622 [Reply] [Original]

I don't know what's come over me, but I want to write a story. The problem is, every time I've tried to start I physically cannot conjure up my first line. How the fuck do I overcome what should be the most basic of hurdles: the first line? How do I set the ball in motion. I have story ideas, I just have no idea how to begin the story that will UNFOLD said idea. Many thanks for your guidance.

>> No.20367633

Don't start with the first line retard

>> No.20367637

So I should just get to writing the important parts and worry about the structure later?

>> No.20367639

Do an outline. Then start writing what bits you can. Fill in the holes. Revise and rewrite as needed. Go back to square one. Repeat until perfect.

>> No.20367645

There are no rules. Some writers start with the first line, others begin with the end or the middle. Whatever works for you. Usually everything gets rewritten anyway. The first draft is generally just a preliminary version.

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