SJ Duncan


The Tipping Point Blog

Four Rules for Writing a First Draft



First drafts are hard. It's easy to get stuck, and frustration is a part of the process. So how do I make it through that initial fit of creative ecstasy, self-doubt, and soul-crushing uncertainty?




Well, I happen to have a few personal rules, forged in the fires of my impassioned writer's heart, hammered out over years of effort, and sharpened against the grindstone of daily practice. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.


Rule 1: No One. . .