Here are 3 seasoned tips from grammarly.com. Good tips. Ones I can hold in my tiny head.
- Write a bad story. So what? It’s a first draft. They’re piss-poor before your multi revisions work the voodoo that you do so (gruelingly) well.
- Write the story even if you’ve no idea (or a flimsy idea) of where it’s actually going. Lots of readers don’t know what their characters will do until they’re doing it! Moreover, writers don’t have to know what sudden conflict will arise until it’s being written.
- Give yourself a reasonable deadline. A deadline is your partner (in crime if you’re writing crime novels). The self-imposed reasonable deadline acts as a wonderful burr beneath your saddle, for you must complete that first draft or chapter revision or other-world cultural nuance or…all things written! You just must!