Just write. Worry about whether it’s good later.

… even great writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway needed editing. You can always go back and fix what doesn’t work. Nothing is perfect the first time out.

N. M. Kelby, ‘Taming the Beast’

The trick is to fill the page with words. Go ahead and give yourself permission to write something less-than-perfect, even absolute crap if you prefer! I find nothing more scary than the empty end of a sentence, the blank screen gaping at the bottom of my screen, and yet when I dare to read over what I’ve written the previous day, I’m often pleasantly surprised. Perhaps I can write after all. I just have to believe I can do it all over again today …

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2 thoughts on “Just write. Worry about whether it’s good later.

  1. Hi Venetia, You’ve struck gold with this blog, pure gold!

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