• Start with the basics—who, what, when, where, why and how. Even just
starting to write helps.
• Write about an easy topic, then move on to harder ones.
• Resist the impulse to try to write in your head. Put the words on paper or a computer screen and move them around.
• Try talking with a friend about what you want to write.
• Start with a really rough first draft. You can always improve your writing
once you've gotten it on paper.