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Get yourself some experience now

All a writer really has is experience
If you intend to write, start to get yourself some experience now

-Michael Baldwin

I get asked how I come up with content every day, I read a lot and I’m human so I have experiences

Experience, no matter what craft your in, helps you become better, even if the experience isn’t related

Experience can always be translated to something else and the lessons extracted

Whatever your craft, get some life experience

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Plunge in anyway

No choice but to plunge in anyway

– Steven Pressfield

In the authentic swing notes from Steven Pressfield first novel

He talks about sometimes a writer doesn’t know what the theme of a book is before or during writing

But he says that’s fine we just have to plunge in anyway

Meaning do the work and write before you have all your ducks in a row

This is true for anything we do in life

A completely unrelated example

I am useless at the online dating thing

I would spend far too long thinking about an opening line then think about what I would say after that and have this whole conversation in my head before I even sent a message

Most of the time the messages never got sent

But when we do the work

Things start to play out and results manifest

Writing the book the theme unfolds
Sending tbe first message the conversation starts
Putting a few quid in a savings account and before you know it you have a nice little some

Whatever you do, you have to plunge in without the answers