The Incredible Value of A Writer’s First Thoughts

3 reasons they’re your true voice

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But that’s dangerous, isn’t it?

I’m not going to say you shouldn’t edit. I am going to say that when you listen to that advice you’ll probably edit the life out of your words.

Your art is special.

First thoughts are unfiltered.

That’s why you have to work fast. Don’t stop to admire yourself. Don’t get sidetracked with wanting to polish. Just write and let the words fall wherever they may.

Your work will be a ton more interesting.

It’s fun to read stuff that sounds like a letter from a friend. If it’s a really good letter, you might read it twice or maybe even ten times. You might even keep it in your top drawer to inspire you, give you a quick laugh, or allow you a quick mental visit with your friend.

Don’t serve your readers bland words. Add your personality into them. Give us your brand of spice. Pour your life into your writing and give us something that only you can.

Take a risk.

If you wonder whether or not you should say something, there’s a good chance that’s exactly what you should say.

Now Go Explore Your Own First Thoughts

I think you’ll be amazed at what you can write when you turn your censor off. Don’t worry, you can invite the censor back when it’s time to edit.

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