Writing Tip: Plan First Write Second

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1. Write something (anything) down

This is the most important, but quickest, part. Just. Write. Something.

2. Shuffle and reshuffle

Put your first bits of writing in an order that kind-of works (even if it only makes sense in your brain). At this point, you can see where it’s going to go and what you want to say.

3. Time for the Crappy First Draft

American Author John Dufrense made the simple but solid point: ‘the purpose of the first draft is not to get it right, but to get it written’.

4. Sentence by sentence

Now we press pause and slow it right down — and I mean ridiculously slow.

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