Doing what comes naturally

So, with a bit of luck, now you know what you’re saying, and what order you’re saying it in. Next, the simple job of starting to write it.

As I’ve said, lots of us are pretty intimidated by starting to write, especially if we start writing at the beginning; usually that’s where we’re putting most pressure on ourselves to get it right first time. But in these word-processed times, there’s no absolute need to start writing at the beginning; if you’ve planned your structure well, then you should be able to start anywhere and it will still work out OK in the end (the first page I wrote in this book, for example, was for the beginning of Chapter ...

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