To write about writing, specifically how to start writing, as an exercise in learning how to start writing was not intentional. My mind carelessly drifted to this nexus as I sat down at my desk resolved to type, lacking thoughtfulness as to what words should be typed. This dissonance of purpose compounded with a sheer desire to do resulted in asking myself how.

It is a simple question to ask because it does not it carry inherent assumptions, whereas a modifier, such as a novel i.e. how to start writing a novel, introduces the culturally-conceived constraints of the novel: length…

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