How did it all start

So, let’s say somebody who always liked to write and tell stories, albeit short ones, one day decided to write a book. He had an interesting idea for some time – he read a lot of books, good and bad, after all. He had a few good plot drivers – set of characters, imaginary world, conflict, etc. How should he start?

Actually, no, the first question is wrong. Should he even try that? Aren’t all the books written yet? Even if he finishes his book, who’s going to read it? Why would somebody want to publish it? Oh, look, all the reasons why he shouldn’t even start.

But perhaps he will anyway.

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