The most frequently asked question an author gets from (aspiring) writers is how they write. Same here. Every writer has his own way, his own process. On this page, I will try to give you a glimpse into my process my way of writing. It took me a few books to develop a way that works for me but I guess every writer has to find out for himself. If you still need to start working on your first work I hope this page can give you some hints and tips. Have fun reading and writing of course.
Some writers claim a clean desk works best for them. For me, it doesn't matter. Once dug into my story there's very little that can distract me. But I guess if it helps...
Every author has his or her's best time of writing, the time when inspiration flows best. Find yours and write specifically on those times. But more importantly, keep writing frequently. You need the experience.
For me, once I'm 'in the zone' there's very little that can distract me. If you're easily distracted lock yourself up somewhere for a few hours every time you write. But be on the lookout for relationships problems.
The most important tool you'll need is a laptop I guess. I myself use two. A regular 15" Windows laptop on a desk and an 11.5" Surface pro tablet for on the road. For me, the most important part of a laptop is the keyboard. I need to feel every keystroke I make. Oh, And don't let anyone tell you-you need expensive Apple MacBooks or so. Just a laptop with MS Word will do. Works for me.
He who writes needs to read. Most of the time people who start writing do so from a passion for reading. But once they start writing they do not always continue reading. You need to keep reading. Reading will give you continues feedback on your own work and keep you questioning yourself (which is good).
As a writer, you can layout your story as much as you like but once you really get started you will be constantly inspired by new ideas. You need to be able to register your new ideas. For me, that's pen and paper next to the bed, my phone during the daytime, and every now and then I mail myself an thought when I happen to be behind a computer.
Writing is easy. It's the sequence of words that make telling the story hard.