In Demian Farnworth’s post, “10 Rules for Writing First Drafts [Poster],” he mentions this quote by Kurt Vonnegut:
When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.
If an author like Vonnegut felt that way, I feel better about my own scribbling process.
Below are Mr. Farnworth’s first draft writing rules. For a pdf version go to the post and scroll down to find the link.
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Dear KL Wagoner,
Thank you for the first draft writing rules. Writing can be like living in a vacuum and one tends to think that everyone else is so talented and does it so easily. The rules were very encouraging.
All the best,
You’re welcome, Richard. I follow most of the rules listed. But I forget to celebrate when I’m done with a first draft — there’s always another project begging to get started. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!