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A photographer friend once told me that the worst picture was the one untaken. We were talking about how all the best equipment can mean nothing if the picture isn’t taken. (Thus, compact cameras and smart phones!)
Likewise, the story unwritten? Well, maybe not the worst story ever, but certainly sad (most of the time).
New writers tend to make the biggest mistake of all: They don’t write.
Why don’t they write? Well:
- They don’t know what to say
- They’re not in the mood.
- Other people are better writers.
- They’re tired.
- They’re busy.
- Writing is just too dang hard.
Well, you’re not alone. Many people want to write and never do.
What’s the key to starting to write? Just do it. Do it now. Don’t wait til the time is right or you have the perfect subject or the perfect equipment.
It is easier to edit something that exists, than to stare at a white screen waiting for perfection to manifest.
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