Getting started

Not fussy, not yet anyway —

You may have an urge to tell a story. Only you can tell that story. Just start in writing it down. Or, if you don’t know what to write about, look at our post about using emotion as a writing prompt. This is fiction, not a journal. You, creative writer, go ahead and be bold. Think outside your usual boxes. Make up characters, plot lines, and details.

Ideas and inspiration are all around us — that’s what we mean by the reminder that “Manna is everywhere!”.

Feeding in the tidal flats

Allow yourself to be original. You can reflect someone else’s style if you wish, but then during your rewrites work at letting your writing be unique. That’s your ‘voice’.

We can get fussy about spelling, grammar, word choice, point of view, redundancy, and so on later. For now, as you may have heard it said, “Don’t get it right, get it written.”

So, lift your head and let it flow!

 

Manna is everywhere!

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