P.J. Fox Writes

A statement I hear a lot is something to the effect if, “I want to write but I don’t know where to start, because there’s just too much going on in my mind.  I have so much to say…my thoughts are completely overwhelming me to the point where I can’t write anything at all.”  Which of the thousand and one story ideas should I start with?  How do I know which one will make a good story, in the end, and which won’t?

My advice is, just start writing.  Don’t worry about the end result.  As is so often the case, the good news and the bad news are the same news: you won’t know, until you’ve written it, whether your idea made for a good story or not.  I talk about that idea more here, in “Mistakes New Writers Make.”  But to help you in taking the plunge…

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