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Stumbled upon this article at Aerogramme Writer’s Studio. I found it refreshing and inspiring. Here are my favorite takes:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Howdy! I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 11 years.

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