The most difficult part of writing is drafting the first sentence. Believe it or not, those eleven words you just read took about fifteen minutes to put together. Oh, I knew what I wanted to write about. I had my plan as to where this blog was going, but I needed to think of a powerful first line to capture your attention – the perfect start that would inspire you to continue on to the next sentence. And the one after that, and the one after that, and so on. But how could writing eleven words take so long? Basically, I was thinking about it too much. I couldn't make a decision because I was thinking and not creating.
One rule of improvisational acting (especially in comedy) is to never respond to your co-actor by saying “no.” Using the word “no” is a quick way to halt momentum, stop the actors in their tracks, and break the energy of the act. In improv, it’s best to go with the flow, to maneuver through the energy, and re-direct it as you need.
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