Neile Graham (neile) wrote,
Neile Graham

Smart Writing Analogy

As the brilliant and insightful author Matt Hughes says...

One of the things I tell my students is that the purpose of the first
draft is not to get it right, but to get it written. Then you've got
something to work with.

My analogy is: think of yourself as a soldier hitting the beach on
D-Day. If you stop to gawk, to mourn the dead, to succour the wounded,
you'll die there. First rule is, Get Off The Beach!

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