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FIRST DRAFT: JUST SAY YES TO WRITING
Write you first draft without tuning into your inner editor.
If, like me, you suffer from the effects of Worrywortitus this post should help you recognise the symptoms. It could also offer suggestions on the treatment of the condition.
Worrywortitus, or HYPER-CRITICAL WORRIEDWRITERITUS – is an affliction most commonly unwelcome during the drafting process
· Double checking every spelling
· Severe hyper-sensitivity to sentence construction: including a tendency to construct, reconstruct, reorder and reassemble sentences
· More serious cases include auditory hallucinations – the voice of your English teacher is a particularly worrying sign
· In some cases, sufferers report an addiction to researching details already previously researched
To alleviate the symptoms of HYPER-CRITICAL WORRIEDWRITERITUS:
· Surround yourself with images that feeds into your writing
· Trust your spell checker to catch most errors – then, set aside time later to remove any unsightly blemishes from your manuscript
· Allow yourself to be intuitive when it comes to your MC’s actions – as long as the behaviour, actions, and interactions, show consistency and, later, growth trust yourself to reveal the whole of your character’s traits
· Music reduces stress – it can be used to relieve the minor symptoms of Worrywortitus
· Whenever possible, write everyday
Thursday’s tip was brought to you by Joyous Writing.
HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED FROM HYPER-CRITICAL WORRIEDWRITERITUS?