Here’s a fun way to start your novel — collaging. I explain the process in this post:
Free write elements for your collage
Free writing is simple to do – I like to think of it as free form brainstorming.
Here’s how to free write. Set a timer for five minutes, and start writing. It doesn’t matter much what you write. The results of a particular free writing session aren’t important.
Collaging is a wonderful way to start your book. You’ll find that it also helps to keep you inspired, and on track. My students love this process; I hope you do, too.