Writers’ Blokke
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Writers’ Blokke

The One Thing You Must Do Before You Start Writing Your Book

Don’t write one word before you do this

Gull stretching on the beach
This Gull Got It Going On in Santa Monica / photo by the author Amethyst Qu

As a pantser — in polite parlance, a discovery writer — I often start a novel with a tiny seed that will grow into a mighty oak.

A scrap of song. A faded photograph. A half-remembered dream.

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