I have notebooks, jotters, scraps of paper, google documents, Evernote notes and even post-its everywhere! You get inspiration, thoughts, random ideas at any time, so when this happens put pen to paper, you might forget that awesomeness.

Of course, writing a novel requires more structure, and after I committed to the idea, a few months of planning, I was required to write a chapter a week.  Sometimes life gets in the way, mostly school work! My goal was to complete my novel in five months, but it took twelve.

It's a given fact, if you practice anything, it becomes easier, same with writing. I have been taught to write every day, sometimes it comes easy, sometimes not so easy. Here are my tips to get started.

Have a plan, it's vital!

I'll share mine soon, but in the meantime, here are some thought starters.

Mak a plan

My TOP 8 Tips...

1.  Write

2. Write more

3. Write even more

4. Write when you don't want to

5. Write when you have something to say

6. Write when you don't

7. Write every day

8. Write

And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
— William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)