Imagine a dancer. She stumbles out of bed in the early dawn and takes a bus to the studio. She stretches her stiff body and shakes the last of her sleepiness.
She performs some simple moves to loosen her joints, then, as she sweats, something more…
After more than 10 years of writing for a living, this is the one thing I wished all aspiring writers knew.
Not understanding this one thing is the reason people can’t write past the first paragraph without deleting everything they’ve written.