put pen to paper

idiom

: to begin writing
She had always dreamed of writing a novel, but she never actually put pen to paper.

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Recent Examples on the Web McIntyre, however, reportedly is yet to put pen to paper on a fresh contract, although WWE has extended his contract beyond WrestleMania 40. Blake Oestriecher, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 The superstar is recognized as one of the most beloved singer-songwriters worldwide and one of the best to ever put pen to paper. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 While Biden was able to put pen to paper on these bills, continued fighting within the House of Representatives is likely to make ongoing negotiations difficult, particularly due to in-fighting between the center and far-right factions of the House GOP. Justin Klawans, The Week Us, theweek, 20 Jan. 2024 Luiz subsequently put pen to paper on a new contract to tie him to Villa Park until 2026. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 The morning ride ends with story time at Rosedale Library, where kids can also put pen to paper and write letters to the District Department of Transportation about street safety. Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 But much to his surprise, genre fans wouldn’t let go of the idea of seeing a feature-length take on the concept, so Roth and his childhood friend/co-writer, Jeff Rendell, eventually put pen to paper. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2023 Days before her book’s release, Spears opened up about her decision to put pen to paper in a post on Instagram. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 One day, to try to heal, Jones decided to put pen to paper and write letters to the very students who had tormented him. Steve Hartman, CBS News, 16 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Put pen to paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20pen%20to%20paper. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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