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Week 38 – Write Swiftly, Fast, Rapidly, Quickly

I’ve written over and over again (it seems I can’t say it enough) that the best way to write is to write as swiftly as you can without looking back. I’m not the only writer who believes in writing as fast as you can go. Read what the following writers have said on this subject:

“Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.” —John Steinbeck

“The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly.” —Bernard Malamud

“I write fast, because I have not the brains to write slow.” —Georges Simenon

Don’t get it right, just get it written.” —James Thurber

Write as swiftly as you can without looking back until you’ve finished your essay, poem, story, chapter, letter, journal entry or article.  If you haven’t tried writing like that—try it, you might like it.