Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Always Finish What You Start

When aspiring writers ask for tips, here are two that I give:

  • You must be willing to write really terrible first drafts. Put your ego in your back pocket and sit on it while you write.

  • You must finish what you start, even if the piece of writing turns out to have been a flawed idea from the start. You can only learn about the process of writing by taking it all the way from beginning idea to polished work, over and over again.

1 comment:

wcgillian said...

You speak the truth! I have so many projects in the oven that I either finish baking them or get a bigger oven.