What do you need to get started?

For those of you who write, what do you need before you can truly get a story underway?

I know for some people it’s plot, or certain details of the research, or character. I used to think it was character for me, and I still think that helps, but more important is voice.

Until I have a feel for the voice and tone of a story, it’s hard to get beyond the first few pages.

Of course, having said this, I’m sure the next project I work on will decide that no, it’s something else entirely that I need before I can enter the story …

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