I’ve been trying a new writing method lately, and it goes against one of the main tenets of writing gospel.
You know what I’m talking about – the writing gospel, the two, three, five, or ten basic principles that the productive, the famous, the brilliant writers of the world preach to amateur writers who are still trying to make their way and find their voice.
There are a few, but the one I’m talking about right now is this one:
‘Don’t re-read what you’ve written. Keep going, going, and going until you finish your first draft. If you go back and start playing with what you wrote before, you’re doomed.’
Now I won’t say there isn’t some merit to that statement – but I think it’s more aimed at beginning or exceedingly unproductive writers who haven’t found what works for them yet and really need to finish two or three projects…
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