"Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something—anything—down on paper. What I’ve learned to do when I sit down to work on a shitty first draft is to quiet the voices in my head.” Anne Lamott
A Writing Tool
If you want to understand the science behind why humans evolved to love story and what it means for writers today, Wired for Story, by Lisa Cron is a must read (and check out her free resources page).
A Tip to Overcome Writer's Block
A surefire way to keep writer’s block at bay is to think about the scene you want to write, in bed, before you go to sleep. You’ll get up the next morning ready to write, inspired by unremembered dreams.
There's a Story Here: Tanzania - 2013
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