You have the story in your head. You’ve overcome the time / space conundrum so that you’re alone with your word processor at your kitchen table or, better yet, in your study. Now, all that’s left is to get started on writing that book.
But where to begin?
Like pilots, athletes, teachers, and almost everyone else, writers practice and warm up before they fly solo, kick-off, teach, or write the Great American Novel. These ideas for warming up to write your book are drawn from A Novel Approach and from the classes I give to emerging authors.