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  • n. Excessive planning


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  • A speed-writing anti-Flaubert, Burgess is quoted as saying "overplanning is fatal to creativity": It stunts the unconscious mind and balks spontaneity.

    How Stanley Kubrick Met His Waterloo

  • If you wait too long pity-partying about what you dislike of yourself and overplanning what you intend to change, you cripple your chances of success.

    The Extreme Makeover Guide

  • We need to stop overplanning and actually start to do things in service of our goals.

    the joys and perils of beta « Attempting Elegance

  • When it comes to planning your getaway, however, be careful: avoid overplanning.

    No Time For Sex

  • Seattlers have all been duped by leaders who should know better, (being roadbuilders after all), but the years of overplanning and starting nothing plans are continually mediocre, even dreadful.


  • No doubt many of us armchair-benevolent dictators are by name well-meaning, but overplanning can do more harm than good.


  • They avoided overplanning, preferring to find the shot on the set.

  • There is a lot of evidence out there for things not being properly or well planned, just as there is for overplanning being used primarily as a procrastination tool, not as a tool to achieve results.

  • If the latter, do you find that overplanning a screenplay is detrimental?

    Edward Champion's Reluctant Habits

  • There was, he supposed, a lesson in that: something about overplanning, or lulling one’s enemies into complacency.



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