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DWP Episode 18: Write First, Edit Later

DWP Episode 18: Write First, Edit Later

Dauntless Writing Podcast Episode 18: Write First, Edit Later
When someone is wearing two hats at the same time, you can guarantee that the results will be sub optimal and open for mockery. So why try to do that as a writer? Have you ever thought, while creating your first draft, that "this isn't very good"? What happened to your productivity? What happened to your writing in that exact moment. Like the sod wearing two hats, you felt unbalanced, ungainly, and unproductive. Stop wearing two hats. Write first, and edit later.
In this podcast:
When writing
You have a main job, and it's not editing;
Turn off all the things!;
Saying: "I'm creating right now";
On giving yourself permission to write, and only to write;
Saying: "I'll fix this later"; and
On what to do then "Is this any good?" pops up in your mind.
When editing
The Elements of Style by E. B. White and William Strunk, Jr.;
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne,