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One way Ray Bradbury used to start writing

Immediately upon awakening in the morning, sit down at your regular writing place, band, without stopping to think, writing at white hot speed, put down everything that comes into your mind. Let the words pour out. Do not censor or edit or in any manner attempt to shape or form the material; put down every thought you can grab hold of any and every which way you can; do not attempt to write sentences hat make sense. This is not writing in the normal sense; do otherwise you might impede the flow.

Whatever you do, do not, repeat not, go back over the material, or re-read what you have written, at any time in this writing process. Let one word trigger another. Let your mind “flash” on seeming irrelevancies. “Word associate” as freely and fast fast fast as you can.

Do not read what you have written.

In about a week, read what you have written. Using a highlighter, mark the words that jump out at you.

Now using only the words you have circled, do another free writing . Wait another week, circle the words that jump out at you in this second free writing.

Repeat it one more time—or more if you need to.

If the method described is used honestly, stories will begin to take shape.