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140 pages, Paperback
Published June 13, 2016
#3. Don’t Try to Organize Anything This tip drives outliners crazy. Sometimes clients come to me with these complex notes before they’ve ever written a word, and I have to tell them that’s kinda not the way it works. It could work that way if you were writing a reportorial nonfiction account, and your notes comprise the outline of true events.
This tip, by the way, is particularly hard for perfectionists to employ. If I am coaching a perfectionist, I will usually try to humor them. “Yes, indeed! I agree with you, by all means, let’s write a perfect first draft. Now, how do we do that?…”