Sydney asked A.G. Howard:

Your work has been wonderfully inspiring and intoxicating. However, I'm curious to how you start your novels; the beginnings are always the most difficult for me (to write). It's hard to not be a perfectionist, which usually ends up in a big gap in writing. What do you do when you're finding writing to be difficult? Thanks!

A.G. Howard Thanks so much for the kind words about my work! I actually answered a similar question the other day. Here's the link to my answer and it will take you to a blog post I once did of how a book comes to life for me, from conception to the actual writing.

As for when I'm stuck and can't get the words out, if I do something physical, like go rollerblade or garden and listen to music, it gets the blood flowing to my brain and shakes loose the cobwebs. Usually, I'm able to jump right back into the book afterwards and the story smooths out.

I also did a post on my blog that might be helpful. It details how certain famous writers would get themselves into the mood to write:

Good luck with your writing!

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