If you’re going to write, you have to write. It doesn’t matter what you write about, or even if it’s good or bad. The only thing that matters is that you write. If you don’t write, then you’re not going to be able to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page.
If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas, try brainstorming. Write down as many ideas as you can think of, no matter how silly they might seem. The more ideas you have, the more likely you are to come up with an idea that you can actually write about.
Write a list of all the things you’ve ever wanted to write about but haven’t gotten around to yet. This will give you lots of ideas to choose from.
For example, you could write a list like this:
I want to write a book about the time I got lost in the woods when I was a kid, and I had to spend the night in the treehouse I built with my dad. I was scared to death, and it was the first time I’d ever been out of my house by myself. I don’t know how I got home, but I’m glad I did, because I learned a lot about myself in the process.
I also want to tell the story of how I became a writer. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but no one in my family has ever been able to teach me how to do it, so I’ve had to figure it out on my own. It’s been a long and bumpy road, but it’s finally starting to pay off, and now I can’t wait to see what happens next.
I’d also like to write an article for my school newspaper about how I came up with the idea for my book. I think it’s a really interesting story, and if I can get it published in the paper, it’ll be a great way to get my name out there.
If you can’t think of any ideas, you can always write about what you’re doing right now. For example, if you’re sitting in a coffee shop writing this book, write about that. Or write about the last time you went to the grocery store. You can write about anything, as long as it has something to do with the story you’re trying to tell. The important thing is to keep writing, even if the words don’t come out right. You’ll get better at writing as you go along, and the more you write, the easier it will be to write in the future.
Read what you’ve already written. This might seem like a waste of time, but the truth is that it’s the best way to find out if what you wrote was any good or not. If it wasn’t, you won’t have to waste time rewriting it. On the other hand, if it was good, you’ll have a better idea of what you should write next. Either way, it’s better to know now than to wait until it’s too late and you’ve wasted a lot of time writing something that isn’t any good.
Read books that are similar to the one you’re writing. This can help you figure out how to structure your story, how to develop your characters, and how to get your ideas across in a way that will make your readers want to read the rest of your book. It can also help you find out what works and what doesn’t work for other writers, so you can avoid making the same mistakes they’ve made. If your book is similar to a book you’ve read before, you’re more likely to understand what the author is trying to say and how he or she is saying it.
Read biographies and autobiographies. These books will help you understand what it’s like to be in the writer’s shoes, and they’ll give you ideas about how to write your own story. They’ll also give you a better understanding of what your characters are thinking and feeling, which will make it easier for you to write their dialogue. And finally, they’ll help you get a feel for how your story will end, which can be a big help when you’re stuck on how to end your story and you need to know how it will turn out before you can write the last page.