Shawn Coyne says rewriting or editing before you have completed the first draft will lead to despair.
Editing sentences before the story is complete may make it harder to follow your train of thought with the story. Until you reach its final two words. I rewrote the first part of A Farewell to Arms at least fifty times. Or, avoiding writing his book. Writing a first draft is hard, and it is tempting to take the easy route and quit writing. This is why you need something that will hold you accountable to finish.
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Joe realized that he would not actually sit down and write his book unless he created deadlines and consequences to motivate himself. In order to help him meet his deadlines, he has surrounded himself with community that will hold him accountable. You can learn more about his struggle and the structure he designed to help him finish his rough draft here.
This fall, Joe Bunting and The Write Practice team will lead a group of writers through the process of writing their first drafts from start to finish in days. They will provide the training, accountability, support, and community you need to persevere to the end. Would you like to join this community and and finish your book in the next days? You can learn more and sign up here. Now we have the tools to write our first draft. May the books inside of you be written. No one else can tell your story. Building an Author Website. Do you have a book inside of you?
Write down what your book or story is about. Or, write on your work in progress.
Or, write about how you feel about your first draft, and let us encourage you not to give up. Pamela Hodges. Pamela writes stories about art and creativity to help you become the artist you were meant to be.
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