Just start typing your thoughts. Open a new doc and start typing what your are thinking. Just like that. (Example: "Mmh, I dont know what to write. Yeah, like always, it's the place, it#s not I am nervous, I want to I dont know what to want. exacaxtlc , dont be cynic. what else should I be ? smart. really,? yeah, why not. ok, what would be smart? to keep on typing, what for? to write this dam thing. you shouldn do that yes I shoul..") These stupid thoughts will lead you to your work; at least it worked for me so often I used it. Just don't stop typing.
Start with answering the basic questions (in writing): What am I writing? Why? Whom for? Doubleyou words.
And don't forget: the first draft must be bad, otherwise you are cheating. (Or a god pretending to be human). Take your work serious, not your ego. Maybe. Ok, just start typing.
This is what I call freewriting. I usually do this when I don't know how to start a writing assignment. Through this, I am able to let my thoughts flow until i get the feel of what i have to write about for my paper. For non-writing assignments, I would choose to do the easy tasks first and the more difficult tasks later. I should have gained momentum when I get to the tasks I tend to put off. These are the methods that work for me.
Last edited by Wall-Street-Guru; 05-02-2010 at 08:14 PM.