Just Write Something
This is a sentence. This is another sentence. Here is another one. A few more of these and it will look like a real paragraph. It won’t look like a big paragraph, but it will be a paragraph none-the-less.
Few things are scarier than staring at a blank sheet of paper or computer screen and knowing that you need to fill it full of words. And not just any words, mind you, but words that people will actually want to read. The requirement for filling up a page in such a way is rather specific. (There is a clue in this post’s title.) Good or bad, you have to write something.
My initial thought was to say that you need a subject. I was going to say that it would help if it was an interesting subject, but “interesting subjects” are—dare I say—subjective. While I find history an interesting topic, reading about the mating habits of tsetse flies would bore me to tears. That’s just me. Some people would love to read about such things…as long as it is well written and interesting. And factual.
I have learned (the hard way) that if you don’t write it down, you can’t fix it. Rewrites may seem like a cruel form of punishment, but, in truth, they are a patient teacher that can bring out the best in you. They offer you a chance to find mistakes, or better yet, ways to make your writing more interesting.
Write it down. Rewrite it. Rewrite it again. Repeat the process as many times as it takes. In the end, you will find that writing it down initially was worth the effort you put into it.
Just thought I would jot this down