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Don’t Over Think It!

When it comes to a lot of stuff in life, we think, we chose, we decide, we question our decision, we think again and perhaps choose differently, then we may even go back to our first thought after ruminating for some time. Sound familiar? This could apply to shopping for clothes, choosing a piece of furniture, deciding who to marry, which jobs to apply for, who to invite to a party, which pants to put on, which shirt to wear or which colour lipstick to apply for a night out.
Some of the best advice I’ve been given is in those four words: Don’t over think it. And this applies to your writing too, especially creative writing (though I like to think that all writing is creative: I write therefore I create). If you want to write, just do it. Let the words flow and don’t worry about what you’re writing. Even if you only use 10 words from the first hundred you’ve written, that’s ten more than you would have had if you’d just sat there thinking, waiting for inspiration to drop from the sky. In my experience, the only things to drop from the sky are water (in frozen or liquid form) and bird poo!