BELA LAMPERT

Yoga Instructor
Optioned Screenwriter

Being “bad”

Writing freely is easy.

What keeps most people from doing it is their perfectionism. They believe, what they put on the page needs to be perfect. So, while they intend to create, they keep stopping their creative juices by criticizing themselves.

In order to write “well”, master writing “badly” first!

Don’t think you have to have it all figured out when you write it down! Writing is a puzzle. You start somewhere and then you try to fit the pieces together. Some will fit right from the beginning, most of them won’t. And that’s ok.

Write your bad version first. Get all your bad ideas out of your system. Your great ideas are queuing up somewhere in the back of your mind and they won’t come out while they’re stuck in the queue with the bad ideas in front of them.

Writing a “bad” version is just a placeholder for the great version it will become later.

This concept applies to many things in life. If you expect to be great from the beginning, you will sabotage yourself.

Start somewhere. Then learn. Then make it better.

Most important rule: for this to work you need to let go of perfection!

To let go of perfection:
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