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I am a work professional and the writer by choice. I have been writing since a long but basically poems, short stories and my reviews on books that I read so far. But since yet I have been writing via Internal urge, an Idea, an emotion and a feeling have been my guide since yet an I have been converting them to poems and stories.

Now after 8 years of my first writing, I am preparing my self to write a drama with characters, dialogue an scenes. But basic problem is creating a plot. Or may say setting up my self for how to start. I have tried to start many times but couldn't go any long.

So here I am seeking some suggestions for the preparation that are needed for a amateur writer and guidance on, "how to start?".

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I'm not sure what you're asking. "How do I come up with a plot?" "How do I structure a novel?" Does drama mean the kind of work (dramatic as opposed to comedy) or a play? –  Lauren Ipsum Feb 4 '13 at 11:25

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An amateur writer does not need any preparations to start. You do not need a plot. You do not need to know "how to start", "how to plot", "how to write". You need to overcome resistance (look inside this book, if you don't know what I mean).

So, you have to start writing. And keep to it. It really doesn't matter if it suits your high ideals or not. Keep writing.

If you want to write a book, then you (normally) have already an idea what it should be about. Like: two people love each other, they can't get together, they commit suicide.

I call that an idea, but if it helps to kill your resistance, then you can call it a plot. Just put two characters into it and write a scene. You do not know how to start the drama? Well, write the end scene. How do they commit suicide? Or take a scene in the middle. How the best friend of the protagonist tells her that the guy she loves is not good for her, because ... up to you.

If that's, what you have already tried, then you should explain, what you did when you "started many times" and why you "couldn't go any long". Maybe our help can be more specific.

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