Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Take Bradbury’s Advice

Ray Bradbury, world-famous author and editor of nearly 200 books and countless articles, said in an interview, “Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down. (Brown Daily Herald, March 24, 1995).

What great advice for getting started with the first draft of your next report, proposal, newspaper article, or whatever else you write. Just let your thoughts fly from your head through your hand onto the screen or paper. Do not concern yourself with quality the first time around. Write the first draft with your heart; you’ll have plenty of time to revise, edit, and proofread the next draft with your head.