“Should I write it down?”

16 Nov

An important question that all writers will eventually ask themselves.

The most important thing about the answer to this question is the context it is being asked in.

Why are you writing something down?

Is it because you aren’t sure if you’ll remember it later? YES, write it down!
Is it because you aren’t sure if it’s a good idea? Yes, write it down. It might be useful in the future.
Is it because you think it’ll develop as you write it? Yes, write it down. It might develop, eventually.

There is another important thing to remember apart from “Should I write it down?“.
Can I get it written down before I forget it all?” – Super important question.

Because if you can’t handwrite it down fast enough then just write out a rough framework that highlights the most important points in the idea.

Your single worst regret as a writer will be “I wish I’d written that down.”
You MIGHT remember it later, or in the morning. Chances are, you won’t.

So WRITE IT DOWN!

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