Blank page problems

28/02/2014 06:38

I’ve never had an issue starting a story, or a piece of writing, or an essay. I think it’s mostly because I start in the middle of things, and so I never worry about ‘how to start it’ – I just write whatever down and then fill in the beginning later on. I have heard of it, of course, as something that happens to all those normal writers out there who start writing at the beginning of something…but I have to admit that I do now appreciate it!

I am brushing up on my HTML 5 (I originally learned HTML 4 so 5 has a few new things I still trip over) and re-learning CSS2; in addition, I have a website I need to build. So, hey, combine the two and code it from scratch! So I was faced with a blank page…and had no idea where to start. Even putting a bit of code down didn’t really help, as I’m feeling pretty lost with the formats. I’ll be ok and I just need to sit down and go through it step by step – I know where to find the info, so it’s something that I can ‘solve’ rather than something I need to hammer my brain for. But for the first time, I do appreciate the ‘faced with a blank page’ problem!

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.