I read this quote in a book this week, and it resonated with me so much I chose to post it here as a quickie blog:
“On my list of maladaptive practices that make writing harder, Not Outlining is pretty high–just above Typing With Scratchy Wool Mittens, and just below Training My Dog to Take Dictation. Outlining is writing, not a prelude to “real writing.” Writers who complain about “writer’s block” are writers who don’t outline. After trying to write blindly, they feel frustated and complain about how hard it is to generate words. No surprise–you can’t write an article if you don’t know what to write.”
This short passage was taken from “How to Write a Lot, a Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing” by Paul J. Silva. American Psychological Association, 2007 ISBN 978-1-4338-0481-6, electronic version.