What would be the first word in your book?

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There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

My daughter decided that she wanted to have a YouTube channel. Even though she’s only six, she can use a camera on a tripod and video-tape herself. After shooting for a few minutes she came to me crying, because she didn’t know what to shoot for her first video. I told her to keep shooting and make the “first video” decision later.

Well the same thing happens to adults. We know what we want to write about, but we get stuck around what words to write first. Sometimes we are so caught up in the desire…

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