Saturday, May 28, 2005

Some good advice.

I’ve been reading ‘The Writing book’ by Kate Grenville. Despite the painfully retro cover it’s a reasonably good book. The introduction has some wise advice for writers. Ignore the voices in your head. They are only preventing you from getting words to paper. People are so worried about it not being perfect that they end up writing nothing. How can you improve on your writing if you haven’t done any writing at all? Ignore the voices and just write, it doesn’t have to be perfect that is what editing is for. I’m guilty of listening to the voices in my head, maybe this advice will work towards ignoring it.