Work-in-Progress: "Thinking and Writing Are Different" and More Grea...: Some great advice from the Writer’s Digest Conference, via writers Anna Leahy and Douglas Dechow:
"Thinking and writing are different," Bender said. You may have great ideas in your mind, but "the only book that exists is the one on the page." The process of writing is not one of translating your thoughts onto the page. No, it's the other way around. "Writing gives us access to our own minds."