A problem us n00b writers have is that we over-think what we have to say, specially when we know that a couple of people could potentially read it. We have a hard time separating the editing part from the writing part. But “first we must write. Then you re-write”, says David Forrester to Jamal Wallace in Finding Forrester. We worry too much about appearing like a fool. This is a mistake. You have to look like fool, because if you’re always trying to be objective, worrying about the right words and to not offend anybody, you’ll sound so generic and boring that you might as well dedicate yourself to write corporate letters.

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