Short and Sweet Advice for Writers: Write Like a Weed

Source: Short and Sweet Advice for Writers: Write Like a Weed

It’s important.

Just. Do. The. Writing.


  1. A solid piece of advice that I’m having trouble following. I’m spending a lot of time thinking about how I’m going to write something or the right way to write something so instead of writing like a weed I’m the carefully placed gardenias in my garden. Wow they’re really nice in my garden there hidden by the tall cotton producing weeds that have taken over. I don’t think I could’ve found a better comparison. Thank you.

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    • I was only passing on good advice from another writer who also knows that in order for the words to flow we must “write like a weed” or, in other words, lock up your inner editor and just write. It sounds difficult but I found it easier than fretting over every word and sentence. Once I put my editor in chains (for the time being, until it is time to revise and edit) the writing came as a flood! The first draft is like brain storming and free-writing, those exercises we had to do for English Comp or Literature to get our creative juices flowing. It’s the primer and the base coat of the painting. It’s the foundation on which we build, chop, burn and add later. Good luck and thank you for reading and commenting! Kim


  2. Thanks for the great advice….I overthink and tend to edit as I write. I am doing my first NaNoWriMo in November and this advice will be kept at the front of my mind. I might even write it out and place it on my laptop as a reminder! Thanks again. ~Bonnie

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