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On Reading Through the First Draft for the First Time

There’s this segment from an Ira Glass interview where he speaks about how creative types (and I’ll focus specifically on writers for this part because this is what I know) will get to a point in their creating where their taste for art of their medium is more refined and much more advanced than their skill level and capacity for creating that type of art is. 748 more words


Story Structure

Three-day weekends really mess up my sense of time. I nearly forgot to blog today, ’cause in some ways is feels like Saturday, knowing I have tomorrow off. 193 more words


* Chicken Rice

Exquisite excuses to express excite.
Silly to just jump into easy lines
Like that, but what can we expect?
When people stack up, vertically
To follow the leading lemming… 95 more words


The "perfection" of first drafts

“Every first draft is perfect. Because all a first draft has to do is exist.

Jane Smiley

Love these wise words from talented author Jane Smiley.

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Writing Blog

Stage 1: Draft 1 | Writing

So, I’m writing a book. 

It’s not a book at the moment, it’s just a jumble of words on a page. But one day, it’s going to be a book. 391 more words


That Which Cannot Be Spoken

I wrote a new poem.

I used a random prompt from this site.

In the poem, a woman realises she still carries a torch for her ex. 30 more words

Pamela Scott

Now that NaNoWriMo is over . . .

So. NaNoWriMo is over. Maybe you got to 50,000 words. Maybe you didn’t. I did!

But even if you didn’t . .  . Take heart. Take stock of what you’ve written. 1,119 more words

Writing And Books