Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Useful tactic for overcoming perfectionism and the consequent procrastination in writing a report / proposal / story, etc: Speak out the words in my mind for me to listen to and type.

I realize that I need to speak or even sing in order to focus clearly on what I want to write out.

Actually, this makes for clean, clear and compact writing. You won't be so inclined to write down a sentence that takes you 5 minutes just to finish speaking. It forces you to listen and get a feel for the rhythm and the diction of your prose. It makes your prose feel more like poetry. :)

Hmm. Not bad. That's one trouble with office life - you can't speak out loud in the office! But I can always say it much, much softer. :)

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