Writing is rewriting

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“The essence of writing is rewriting.” William Zinsser, On Writing Well

I love the post by Cristian Mihai below. Rewriting is my buddy, a constant companion at the keyboard. Rewriting requires patience which I am not naturally gifted with.

Cristian Mihai

When I was young I used to loathe having to rewrite my stories. So much that sometimes I didnโ€™t even want to read them. Because you see, I wrote mostly during the moments of intense inspiration, when everything I wrote seemed perfect. And when I read over the stories, I found many mistakes, many things to change. Somehow, the magic was gone.

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