The trick to writing is to start somewhere. Even if it doesn’t have anything to do with what you’re “supposed” to be writing about.
Think of it like warm up stretches before a run.
This will start the writing flow. Works best analog, pen to paper. But type away if you must.
Go for one line for each number, below, and you’ve got yourself a sketch, a kind of haiku without rules.
1, Date your page. Write your location Be specific, City, Country, name of cafe, etc.
2. Describe the view. What do you see?
3. What are you eating/drinking?
4. What are you doing?
5. Add a title.
That’s it! You’ve started writing. Add a couple of photos and you have a post you can share. Whee!
Here’s one of mine, circa March 29, 2012.
The view from where I’m confronting writer’s block today
Mandala Cafe // Oaxaca City, Mexico
The golden hour of afternoon sun slants over the espresso machine while I confront the blank page.
The view outside the doorway, where I keep marveling at the fuchsia bougainvillia against a terra cotta adobe wall.
I’m on my second cup of Cafe Americano. Black. No sugar.
This is what writing looks like today.