by Tim Kane
A great way to begin writing a new story is to start with the incident. Instead of planning till the passion dies, find that one crucial scene that sets everything off and start from there. You’ll need a few things to make this happen.
Know Your Characters
You need to have at least a starting idea of the characters involved. Since you’re starting with no plotting, the characters will drive the story.
Have a Compelling Incident
You’ll need something earth shattering to kick off the story. At the very least, something that shakes up your character’s worldview. You need an event that jars your characters from their normal life.
Go as Far as You Can
Keep writing until you can’t figure out what else to do. This might be a few pages or it might be a quarter of your book. Then start plotting. At least now you’ll have some characters and the passion will still burn fresh.