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Perfectionism – the Archenemy of the Creative

Now, there are times when it is useful to strive for perfectionism. Doing taxes or bookkeeping, for example. Or installing electrical wires. But those are not creative endeavors. These are tasks where you must get it right. And getting it … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a bit like the big brother of the fear of mistakes – the stakes, however, are much higher. You can’t allow a single blemish, because then it wouldn’t be perfect anymore. It takes enormous amounts of time and … Continue reading

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Editing a Story to Death

The other day, I talked about the three levels of editing, which was about the bare minimum needed to make a story clean. And then there are some who never stop editing. “Just one more pass, then it’ll be perfect.” … Continue reading

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