Move fast and break ‘stories’


I was recently watching a BBC documentary about Mark Zuckerberg and the creation of Facebook, and was greatly inspired by his energy and enthusiasm. Regardless of your opinion of Facebook it has been hugely successful. And Zuckerberg has achieved great things in a short space of time.

One of my favourite things about Zuckerberg was his motto: Move Fast and Break Things.

I think indie writers can learn a lot from this motto.

Instead of brooding over stories, aiming for unattainable perfection, writers can and should move quickly, allow themselves the freedom to make mistakes, to break things.

Stories are just words on a page. Words are malleable. We can reinvent and reshape them as we please.

Always strive for your best work but don’t get hung up on perfection. The next story will be better. Keep moving.

Move fast and break stories.

That’s what I’m going to do.

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