Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time

This is rule eight of Corita Kent’s ten rules for teachers and students.

Separate your generative flow from your critical flow. These processes, if blurred together, can result in messy editing or writer’s block.1

!There’s nothing that can ruin a song I’m working on faster —Anna Tivel

Spencer Tweedy says part of the process is letting the mind quiet down and the gut take lead.2

Either Edit your art later or Edit your art before you make it. What more, Don’t be so precious about your art, and Don’t overcook it.

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