3-2-1: Stay messy creatives.

Happy Tuesday!

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to ponder this week.

 

3 ideas from me

 

The tool you have is infinitely more productive than the tool you desire.

 

When you’re just getting started, trying to build a system is too much like procrastination. Creation is messy. Make a mess. Make mistakes. Make.

 

Make it work with what you have. Within and without.

 

2 quotes from others

 

William Zinsser’s book “On writing well” is a marvellous guide to writing, and it has amazing advice for all creatives. Zinsser was a newspaper journalist, taught writing at Yale, and authored 17 books. He knew how to create! He writes:

“See how often the writer gets up to look for something to eat or drink. A writer will do anything to avoid the act of writing. I can testify from my newspaper days that the number of trips to the water cooler per hour far exceeds the body’s need for fluids.”

Source: On writing well, William Zinsser

 

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Source: Matthew 6:34, NIV Bible

 

1 question for you

 

What would you do if all the advice in the world disappeared?

I’ve written down my thoughts on advice disappearing. What do you think you’d do? Let me know!

 

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Posted on May 26, 2020 in Newsletter | Tags: Edition: 002