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  • A writing tip (Score:3, Informative)

    by dws (341) on 2002.04.18 12:54 (#7253) Homepage Journal
    I have the same crappy writing problem. A tip that helped (from Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird") is to deliberately write "shitty first drafts". Instead of insisting to myself that the first draft is nearly publication ready, I let fly with whatever comes out, and plan to emit about 4x the number of words I want to end up with. It's easier (for me, at least) to edit something down than it is to puff it up.