Stumbled upon this article at Aerogramme Writer’s Studio. I found it refreshing and inspiring. Here are my favorite takes:
- Remove every extraneous word
If after writing one sentence, then you thought that you need to add more words to make sentence slightly longer, STOP! Just get to the point.
- Never look at a reference book while doing a first draft
This one resonates strongly with me. I was writing about something, then realized that my facts is not as solid as I expected. So I decided to stop and look for references. More than often, I did get the facts right, but at the cost of losing my train of thought. So Stephen recommends that we keep on writing until finish. Then we do the fact-checking later on as we revise the script.
Only God gets things right the first time.
– Stephen King
Read the rest of the article HERE.