Absolute Beginners

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斯蒂芬妮伦茨(面包师傅)

So, you have the idea that you might like to try to write something but have no idea how to get started. Should you just dip your toe in the inkwell or should you jump in feet-first?

开始写并不像它看起来简单。它可以恐吓,开始一个新的爱好(或职业,这取决于你想能走多远),尤其是当你基本上教自己。

书店的书架的重压下下垂的“如何做”的写作参考部分图书。如果你从来没有写的,你怎么知道按照什么样的建议?如果你只是觉得有什么,您是想讲一个故事,但后盖内衣,你的目标应该是发表了吗?在你决定采取后续机型造船相反,这里是绝对的初学者的一些想法。

Getting started

写作作为一个爱好可以很多作为一个喜欢慢跑hobby. Just as a runner only needs to know “left foot, right foot, repeat” to start running, you only need to be able to put what’s in your head onto paper. That’s all there is to it! Worry about style and substance later. Your goal is to get accustomed with the writing process.

You don’t need fancy equipment to get started. To start running, all you need is a pair of shoes. Special pens or ergonomic keyboards won’t make a difference in what you produce. I think it’s best to start as simply as possible. You need either a computer or paper and a writing utensil. That’s it.

Step 2: Relax. You don’t have to win a race the first day you go out jogging. There’s no need to produce anything of any quality right off the bat. You don’t ever have to show your work to anyone, so there’s no worry about impressing people with a spectacular first draft.

尽量减少你的分心。如果你的写作空间,分散注意力(如噪声,明亮,等等),找到一个新的地方工作或与分心应付。如果你不能阻止你的购物清单的思想,它的好记下来,但不要让它代替你的创作。

不要依赖注入scouraged if you don’t get any creative writing done on your first few ventures. You’re settling in and learning what you need to be a writer, whether that’s an inspiring exercise or a CD of cello music in the background. You’re writing for pleasure so allow yourself a pleasurable experience.

Try to write a little every day for a few days, like how runners condition themselves. Promise yourself a set time period or word count. You may be surprised by how quickly you can produce just 500 words of fiction or a dozen lines of poetry. If you don’t meet your goal one day, just say to yourself, “I can meet tomorrow’s goal.” You won’t have gold pour from your fingertips every time you sit down to work.

Even if you only want to write as a creative outlet, it is still just that—”work.” Just as jogging can be exhausting and fun at the same time, writing can be pleasurable and taxing all at once. It is the reward of work well done that brings joy to a writer. Don’t be intimidated by the “work” aspect of writing.

Appreciating the art of writing

The written word is an essential part of everyday life. You may not even realize how much writing you encounter every day. Someone wrote the creative copy on the back of your shampoo bottle. Someone wrote the copy being read by the morning news anchor. Someone wrote the lyrics of song you listen to on the radio. You encounter more writing before 9 a.m. than you may have realized.

当你开始确定自己作为一个作家,试图找出写无论你找到它:贺卡,说明书,广告和菜单,以及杂志和书籍。

When you watch a TV show or a movie, think about how the story began: as a writer’s inspiration. Do you think he came up with the situation first or the characters? What would you have done differently if you were guiding the story? Do you find the dialogue believable? Do you find the characters consistent? If not, how does that affect your enjoyment of the show/film?

当你谈论一件作品的,请尝试使用期限,不要“什么作家想说。”笔者不tryingto say something; the writer说过something. It may have come across well or poorly but it was said. It may not seem like a great difference but you may be surprised how much it changes what it isyouare saying about writing.

想想写为抽象艺术的一种形式。什么是作家作为艺术家产生的不只是这片艺术的;她按您的反应。你的反应是一块重要的。如果没有一个读者,写作仅仅是“纸上谈兵的话。”一旦你收集来自那些话的东西,一旦作家says东西给你,它成为一个故事,一本书或一首诗。

Let’s get writing

You may not know what it is that you want to write but you know you want to write. Maybe you should ask yourself, “What do I like to read?” If you read poetry, let’s write a poem. If you like novels, let’s work on fiction. If after seeing theLord of the Ringstrilogy you thought it might be fun to write a story like it, try your hand at “风扇FIC” using those familiar characters.

There are a few exercises that accompany this article and that would be a good place to start. Comb through our past exercises to find something that interests you. Check our calendar or our boards for writing prompts.

一个很好的地方开始写作是在一个博客或“博客”,因为它通常被称为。您可以通过免费的服务如同签订了开始博客博客,Blogdot要么Diaryland. If you are more Net-savvy, you might want to investigateMovable Type要么Greymatter.

Your weblog can be public or private. You can write about anything from the minutiae of your day to specific topics like baseball or a political campaign. Read other people’s weblogs to get ideas for what you’d like to write about. Keeping a weblog, either for non-fiction or for creative writing, is a good way to keep on a daily writing schedule. Just keep a handy link to your blogging tool and you’ll find yourself making time to blog even when you have time for little else.

Suggested Reading:The Weblog HandbookbyRebecca Blood

And then…

Once you’re in the groove of writing, gaining confidence and practicing, go ahead and take the next step. What is the next step? It’s what you want it to be. You might want to share something you’ve created, if for no other reason than to hear a friend say, “You’re a writer? Cool!” You might want to try more complicated exercises. You might want to plunge into publishing. You might want to find a critique group or take a course.

你可能不会超过一个初学者,这很好。什么是作为一个新的作家对你重要的是要享受写作写作的缘故。如果它不好玩了,休息一下。回来的时候,你准备好了。在墨水瓶将在那里。

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