for writers and readers….
What can we writers learn from lizards, lift from birds?
In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth dead falling or tiger-trapping.
Ray Bradbury. Zen in the Art of Writing
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I’m inclined to agree there. Shut yourself up and let it all flow out and it works. overthink it and it doesn’t. But better when you don’t bother to work or think at all and let the characters write it.
Speed probably also helps to silence the voice in your head that says it’s all rubbish and, if it’s not, then it has been done before…
Oh, you get those moments of insecurity as well, do you? yes, definitely to be ignored.
Part of the job description….