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Writer's block happens to the best of us. What can you do to get the creative juices flowing?

Margery Bayne for The Writing Cooperative provides guidance in formulating the first few words. She agrees that the opening is often the most intimidating place to start. When in doubt, strip it down to its basics and build it up afterwards.

"In the first draft, to get yourself past the intimidation and into the plot, you might just write 'It all started when Nick moved to New York'. Not beautiful, but words on the page," it reads.

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