“Perfection is the enemy of good.” - Voltaire x GPT-J by@wolff

“Perfection is the enemy of good.” - Voltaire x GPT-J

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Josh Wolff

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I’m going to take a few minutes to go over some of the most important questions I’ve received about writing, as I believe that many writers, myself included, get caught up in the idea that there is one single right way to do things and that everything else is wrong.

I’m going to only talk about writing fiction. Writing non-fiction can be approached in similar ways, but I’m not going to spend time on it here.

If you want to start your own blog, you can find a lot of good advice here.

Under no circumstances are you to write anything that you don’t want to read

This is a rule that is often overlooked by new writers. There are many things that people think are good advice, but are actually not.

The first thing that I would say, however, is that you should only write what you love. Love of writing will drive you to do it, and if you don’t love writing, you’ll find it difficult to continue.

Though I’ve written quite a bit of non-fiction, I don’t like it very much. I used to love it, back when I was a kid. I used to love reading books, and I loved writing. But in my mid-20s, I stopped reading a lot of books, and started writing.

I didn’t want to read a lot of books, so I wrote them.

I didn’t love my craft, so I wrote about it.

I didn’t love writing, so I wrote about it.

I was getting paid for it, so I wrote about it.

I had a job, so I wrote about it.

I didn’t love writing, so I wrote about it.

And so on.

Over time, I realized that I didn’t love writing, so I stopped doing it.

Until the very end, I couldn’t stop. I had to write.

Don’t force yourself to write, and don’t force yourself to read.

If you really want to write, you’ll find a way to do it.

It might not be what you originally intended to do, but as long as you’re happy, it’s good.

The “right way” to write is whatever makes you happy.


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