Start with the truth
All the pieces of the puzzle are here. I found them and gathered them in one place. And as I sit here, staring at a blank Word document, all I can think about is Hemingway.
“Sometimes when I was started on a new story and I could not get going, I would sit in front of the fire and squeeze the peel of the little oranges into the edge of the flame and watch the sputter of blue that they made. I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, ‘Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.‘”
— Ernest Hemingway, “A Moveable Feast“