Well readers…we have a new face to welcome to the lineup here at Freelance-Zone! Meet Erin Dalpini, our new contributor…read more about her in the “About” section on our site. But for now…here’s Erin!
Picture this: you’re sitting at your desk, staring at your computer screen, which is displaying a stark white word processing page—an empty canvass waiting to be filled with verbs, nouns, conjunctions, punctuation—and you’re waiting. All you have to do is simply begin moving your fingers and the sentences will start to form, but you catch yourself staring at the cursor as it blinks away at you (such a tease!) and intimidation sets in. How to begin?
Maybe this is a non-issue for you. However, one of my writing hold-ups is finding the perfect way to get started. Whether I’m working on news, features, creative nonfiction or a book review, I tend to spend a hefty chunk of my time crafting the perfect introductory statement (how was that one, by the way?), and only when I am moderately pleased with what I’ve created—subject to change later—I will push forward.
Along my writing journey, I’ve picked up a handful of tips for getting started from some of my favorite writers, some of which I’ll share here… Continue reading Getting Started…