That first draft is about big ideas, not little mistakes. If you stop every few minutes to clean up spelling and punctuation, you’re risking your momentum – the very thing you need to make a strong first draft.
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What I mean by that is I rely on well-defined structure, and that's true whether I'm writing a press release, a speech, a novel (I'm working on one now), or a screenplay.
This board is the three-act, beat-by-beat structure of a screenplay I wrote not long ago. I think the work comes out stronger when you do more planning and less seat-of-the-pants writing. Inspiration in all things, for sure, but you need a place to put that inspiration.
Structure makes it better. Structure makes it easier.
Even if it's crummy. Even if you're going to have to rewrite every word of it. Even if it doesn't feel like progress.
It's still progress. Why?
Because we can fix what's already written, but we can't fix a blank page.
Writing anything... is progress at writing.
When you're a communicator, you avoid words that are obscure to the reader. That applies to punctuation, too.
Our initial interest is on the basis of emotion, then we look for facts only later.
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