1. Keep your hand moving. Regardless of your doubts and insecurities try to keep on writing, even though you think that what you’ve written makes no sense.
2. Lose control, don’t censor or edit your own writing, keep on writing whatever comes to your mind.
3. Be specific. Write a very specific description of a house your character lives in or a dress she is wearing to the New Year’s Eve party. The detail and specific description help with narrowing down your focus.
4. Don’t worry about punctuation, spelling, or grammar. Don’t fixate on that while writing your story, script or blog. This will come much later, while you are wearing the editor’s hat, not the writer’s hat.
5 . You are free to write the worst junk you want. No one must see it. It’s for your eyes only.
6. If something scary comes up, while you are writing, go for it.
7. Hemingway said that if a writer knows something, even if he doesn’t write it, it’s present in his work. Remember that while writing, focus on writing only, not editing and writing at the same time.
8. Try to start your writing practise with the following sentences:
- I remember.
- I see.
- I know.
- What I really want to say is…
- Make a positive effort for good…
9. Try practising your writing for ten minutes a day, starting each day with a different sentence. You’ll be surprised what your mind can come up with.
10. Write about what disturbs you, what you fear, what you haven’t been willing to speak about. Go for 10, 15, 20 minutes. I found that writing for 10 minutes each day is a perfect exercise for getting into a daily routine of writing. Even if you work full time, you can surely spare 10 minutes.