Before Breakfast - Second Cup: Write fast, edit slow

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Welcome to before breakfast a production of iHeartRadio.

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Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast today is to write fast and edit slip when you're working on a project that requires making something new and to create first without questioning yourself. Then once you got your ideas down, you can be more disciplined about turning something into something better.

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This Council to write fast and edit slow will be familiar to writers for often encouraged to treat writing and editing a separate processes. They require different kinds of thinking just as we can't really multitask by checking email while running a conference call or better off writing and editing successively rather than oscillating between them in one sitting in her classic book Bird by bird some instructions on writing advice author. Anne. Lamott urges would-be writers to pin crummy first draft will come e isn't the word uses but it's what we'll use for this family-friendly show.

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I'm not very good First dress paves the way she says for good second raston terrific third dress. Lamott discourage is perfectionism, which she writes means that you tried desperately not to leave so much mess to clean up. But avoiding mess may not be advisable. According to Lamont Slaughter is wonderfully fertile ground tidiness. She right suggest something is as good as it's going to get tidiness makes me think of Hell breath or suspended animation while writing needs to breathe and move.

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I love that description. When we write fast and free. We give our writing breathing room and space for movement. We don't stifle it with premature criticism. Only after we've gotten our ideas on paper. Are we ready to shift to slow painstaking editing?

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Write bastan edit slow could be the mantra for National novel writing month or nanowrimo the month-long challenge in which hundreds of thousands of people try to write a 50000 word manuscript during the month of November that works out to an average of 1667 words per day across the 30 days of the month. You can't write 1667 words per day and do everything else you do. If you stop to critique yourself every time you've written 10 words, you have to keep going and save the editing for December and Beyond

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I wrote the first draft of my time management Fable Juliet School of possibilities. Tornado Rhino 2017. Yep. I wrote in an entire draft of a book during November for the book wasn't published until March of 2019 my editors than is that big chunks of that time more than a year improving the novel. Honestly, I think that was about the right pace the underlying principle of right fast edit slow works for other endeavors besides writing and many contacts generating ideas. Freely allows you and your team to have a lot of content to work with then you can refine the ideas with rigor and discipline.

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You're better off generating a ton of ideas for how to Market your new product and then analyzing what will work verse analyzing each idea as you come up with it. That's a great way to get bogged down being okay with lots of crummy stuff allows us to sort to the rocks to find the gems and get those gems polished to share with the world.

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In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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