So you think you can write? Your answer is yes! Now, where to start?
Ideas can come from every part of your life. The task required of you is to harness those ideas and get them down before they fly right out of your head. Every great piece of literature, every book you've ever enjoyed had to start. The idea came, and some brilliant person picked up a pen or sat with a computer and decided 'this' is the idea that I'm going to make amazing.
You don't have to anticipate novels pouring from you. Creative writing is about making the decision to simply write. There's no correct way to begin, but beginning is the powerful part.
Need a jump start? There are so many fantastic writers out there with writing tips and writing helps. Consider this the door that leads you to the places you can find inspiration.
Visit ermiliablog.wordpress.com where you can attempt the weekly picture it and write. She encourages writers to either continue with the story started under the posted picture or create one of your own.
Tempted? You can even find all the pictures from the picture it and write posts on pinterest. Get that creativity flowing and then share! Don't have a place to share your writing? Make one. Follow these links to begin your own creative writing space.
If you don't have a pinterest account and you think it's not for you, think again. Every writer reads. Pin your favorite books. Every writer needs help. Pin helpful articles. (like this one). Every writer needs friends, even if it's only the online kind because you can pin their sites. Every writer needs a place to organize research and chocolate, or to simply research chocolate.
Try the picture it and write with this picture of a bridge in the forest. Why is it there? Where does it lead? Do you dare follow? Are you alone?
Write a response to the picture in the comment section, or if you post your writing anywhere be sure to leave your link in the comment section so everyone can enjoy the creative side of you.