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In honor of baseball season (and partly because my local Brew Crew isn't lookin' so hot in the standings), I give you writing advice from Crash Davis. For those who haven’t seen Bull Durham, Crash is a wise(ass) veteran catcher who comes in to train talented but immature rookie pitcher Nuke LaLoosh.
One of Crash’s mantras is:
“Don’t think. Just throw.”
In other words, get out of your head and just do it already.
It works for writing too. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in...
- “Will this plot work”
- “Am I good enough”
- “Does this genre still sell”
- “Insert randomly-generated author panic phrase here”
Next time you’re stressed about putting words on the page.
They’ll be time for worries and questions later. For now, don’t think. Just write.
*Brownie points for adding your favorite Bull Durham quotes in the comments trail.