Getting things out #1 – Don’t get ahead of yourself

When your one paragraph spawns seven heads

Something to remember whenever you feel overwhelmed with the snowballing ideas:

Nothing we write will ever be definitive. When you’re covering a topic, you have to bite off the part you have time to chew. You’ll always leave something unsaid. Don’t ever believe you are going to write anything definitive: “Decide what corner of your subject you’re going to bite off, and be content to cover it well and stop.”

Source: 10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser (H/T TK Coleman‘s Shipping & Writing – Reading Notes 7.14.18)

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