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One of my social networking friends posted this snippet from a film which I thought was so apt for all those people who say they want to become writers but are yet to begin on anything. The usual excuse for that is ‘I’m thinking about what to write.’ I know instinctively they never will.

Here goes…

An author (Forrester) sits his protege (Jamal) in front of a typewriter. When Forrester asks why he isn’t typing, Jamal replies, “I’m just thinking.”

And Forrester says: “No…no thinking. That comes later. You write your first draft with your heart, and you rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think.”

In order to be successful at anything, you have to do it over and over and over again until it becomes a habit.

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