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Quote wall: David McCullough

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On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from.

Here's one:

There’s an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing.

David McCullough

I've never faced this problem from a nonfiction writer's point of view; I'm sure it's even more spot-on for them. The temptation to research, for me, is akin to a fear of starting. At some point, you really do have to start the work of writing.

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