Before you start writing: know your purpose

Before you start writing: know your purpose

About a month ago, a little wattlebird started making a nest in the tree outside our lounge room window. From the moment we first noticed her, that mother bird was 100% clear about her purpose. No dithering, no distractions, no dilly-dallying. Watching her, I realised there’s a lesson in that: If you need to write something, know your purpose before your fingers hit the keyboard.