Great ways to begin the writing process

I learned my best lesson about starting the writing process as a young reporter. Having secured my journalistic qualifications at the fantastic Southern Daily Echo in Southampton, I’d succumbed to the lure of the bright lights of London and begun working for national newspapers. It transpired that my news editor at one particular tabloid was every bit as terrifying as the angry-editor-trope that is regularly used in movie depictions of newsrooms. Even seasoned hacks would approach his desk in trepidation when they needed to tell him about a story they wanted to work on.