What you write first is a first draft. When you get to the end of it, you’ve got a first draft. Anything can happen after that.
(In the first draft of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, while Charlie was touring Wonka’s factory, he was accidentally encased in chocolate and sent to Wonka’s house, where he foiled a burglary.)
There’s nothing to stop you fixing anything as you go, but it’s wiser to get to the end first, and then look at what you’ve got.
The book in your mind will pretty much always be better than the one that hits the paper. That’s just how it works.” —Neil Gaiman on writing.
I didn’t know that about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
Part of a statement from Armstrong’s family.
More here—Neil Armstrong Dies Aged 82: http://news.sky.com/story/977119/astronaut-neil-armstrong-dies-aged-82
Ask Metafilter is a pretty simple question and answer site. What sets it apart is its users. As well as being super useful, it’s a ridiculously interesting and a great time waster.
I’m aiming to post some highlights every week. Here’s this weeks: