forresterNeedless to say the start of the new year hasn’t done much to jump start my writing for 2015. Not exactly sure what is going on. I have great ideas; just not sure why they aren’t coming out my fingertips. This weekend we watched the moving Finding Forrester. For those of use who know that the writing life isn’t all glitz and glamor, there are several messages and layers of messages to be gained from viewing.

There is a scene where the character William Forrester (played by Sean Connery), is sitting across from Jamal Wallace (played by Rob Brown). They are sitting at their manual typewriters and William is coaching Jamal on how to get started. William starts with this line that has stuck with me all weekend.

Forrester: “No thinking – that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is… to write, not to think!”

LOVE IT. Just write and don’t think. The words will start awkward, but then then themes will come.

Please share your thoughts.