October 5, 1941
I believe that the way to write a good play is to convince yourself that it is easy to do—then go ahead and do it with ease.
Don’t maul, don’t suffer, don’t groan—till the first draft is finished.
Then Cavalry—but not till then….
It is never as bad as you think.
It is never as good as you think….
But it is much more likely to be good if you think it is wonderful while you are writing the first draft.