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Don’t Be Afraid to Write Crap

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It’s true, we’ve all done it. Started out on how many books that we never completed because we read back over it and it sounded like crap!

Well it’s okay if your first draft sounds like crap, did you expect your best work from  stuff that just spilled from your head. Drafts are meant to lay the groundwork, the roadmap. They are a means by which we get our ideas for our story down on paper. They are not the finished work by a long shot.

Our job is to take the crap we’ve shoveled out and make a work of art. That takes editing, refining, and reworking the groundwork we laid in the beginning. The important thing is to get that first draft written. It’s worth it.

My best piece of advice. Do whatever you have to do to keep yourself from reading your first draft until two weeks after you’ve finished writing it. So much will have changed from the moment you began to write, the characters will have evolved into themselves and your world will have slowly sprung to life.

Now, after stepping back for a moment, you can approach your story with a fresh set of eyes and begin to sculpt, what may often appear to be garbage, into the masterpiece it was meant to be.

Rambling Before Sleep

'The Graces' - the three muses, daughters of the Greek God Zeus - artwork by Michelle Rene Goodhew
‘The Graces’ – the three muses, daughters of the Greek God Zeus – artwork by Michelle Rene Goodhew

Signs Of Magic

The wind licks at the window

crisp on an early summers night

waning toward morning.

Dare to dream,

whispers the promise of sleep yet to come,

yet my fear lies in waking.

Waking to the dawn of yet another day

in which the character of me nods in agreement with the world,

with ears open for signs of magic.

Michelle Rene Goodhew Professional Artist and Illustrator Washington, USA
Michelle Rene Goodhew
Professional Artist and Illustrator
Washington, USA

Daily Inspiration

Go forth, expand, conquer, rise up and above your current status. It’s in the nature of a man to want to become better and there’s nothing at all wrong with that, it’s only good. Follow that gnawing feeling in your soul that wants you to expand and grow to a place where your fingerprints are left all over this wonderful world. It’s okay to be ambitious.” – Chad Howse

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by Michelle Rene Goodhew

A Musing

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by Michelle Rene Goodhew

Inspiration

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by Michelle Rene Goodhew