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March 04, 2010


Love this!

I second Cynthia's comment. This is a brilliant and generous description of how you work and how your approach to writing has evolved. This entire week has been fantastic. Thank you.

Another terrific post - and a shout-out to the good old days when we had to work this way. I still do something similar - printing out a version, writing all over it, transferring the revisions to the computer and printing out a new clean copy, then doing it all over again. It's nice not to have to type everything manually, though.

I agree with all that's been said about this post and this week of posts. And John, I remember when you told me to never let a poem or story or whatever "sleep in your house." Such good advice.

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