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Make too much stuff, assume it will suck, and then edit severely
From an interview I did with Erik Michielsen of Capture Your Flag. You can watch this entire interview. (And the interview we did in 2010 too.)
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There's a neat exercise I picked up from the Vorhaus book called the List of Ten: pick a topic, write the first ten things that come into your head, and plan on throwing at least nine of them out. It's helped me generate massive amounts of material.
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