Stop worrying about the right way. It is much easier to edit than to write brilliant prose the first time.
This is especially important while you are still developing the habit of writing. But even when that habit is established, writing is a complex activity. The part where you structure your written ideas into an academic article, an academic monograph, a newspaper article, a novel, a report for decision makers, or trade non-fiction book is just that, a part of the process. A lot of writing happens before you get there.
The idea is to get your ideas out of your head and on to paper where you can do things with them. Writing helps you think. In this post, I give you some ideas for how to do that.Read More »