Writing is more than words on a page! It is more than buying pens and notebooks! Writing involves work, dear ones! Part of that is research. Which means what? Say it all together: READ!
Most writers start of as readers, or in some way fascinated by language. Reading, feeding your curiosity to the point of frenzy, is the best way to keep your mind sharp. To expand your imagination’s boundaries.
The scary part will ever be not even the part where you decide to begin, as Stephen King advises. It will be where you decide you have an idea you want to explore. When you decide you want to take a daydream, a random thought, and stretch it to a reading reality.
I want you to know picking an idea is scarier than actually writing about it.
I want you to think about your current work in progress. I want you to think about what would happen if you took the limits off your own talent. I want you to think about what your work would become if you allowed yourself to write like no one was looking.