Step One: Start
Step Two: Finish
There are only two parts of any writing that concern me: the thesis and the deadline.
A thesis is like a gift of divine grace, being the point where I know what is going to be written and the place from where the rest of the writing will easily flow. The deadline—if we wanted to continue the analogy, Judgment Day—promises an end to procrastination, ensures completion and grants one the adrenaline needed to write.
With a thesis and a deadline, I can write anything.