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Al Stevens
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Registration date : 2010-05-11
Location : Florida

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PostSubject: My Favorite Things   My Favorite Things EmptySun Aug 29, 2010 7:23 pm

What's your favorite part about writing?

Mine is the rewrite. Once the story, article, essay whatever is down, that's the end of the tedium. Then, I really enjoy going over the piece, paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence, word by word, polishing it, pruning it, crafting it from a blob of words into a finished work of writing. I never want that part to end, and I could go on forever making changes, corrections, enhancements.
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dkchristi
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Registration date : 2008-12-29
Location : Florida

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Things   My Favorite Things EmptySun Aug 29, 2010 8:28 pm

My favorite part of writing is the first draft, the words flowing without care, the story unfolding, page by page. My worst part is when the edit starts.
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Abe F. March
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Registration date : 2008-01-26
Age : 80
Location : Germany

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Things   My Favorite Things EmptySun Aug 29, 2010 10:27 pm

My favorite part of writing is "The End".

Re-writing (editing) can become a seemingly never-ending chore. Each time you go over it you find something else to change. Does it need changing or is it just another inspiration that may be reversed in the next read-through?
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Carol Troestler
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Registration date : 2008-06-07
Age : 81
Location : Wisconsin

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Things   My Favorite Things EmptyMon Aug 30, 2010 5:16 am

I love the original writing, research, having words come together in surprising ways.

Sometimes my writing becomes "accidental," just happens.

I have been writing a blog on a site, caringbridge, that was to keep family and friends up to date. I have gotten many comments on the writing, its inspiration, etc. I am now considering putting this into a journal-type book. It would need extensive editing, but could also be divided up into topics. I'd also like to include some of the guestbook entries, a kind of "backstory" of those who post, like relatives, friends, my husband's military friends, those dealing with their own diagnosis. I have a cousin who often speaks of times gone by, times with family from long ago. Putting this all together might be difficult, but I'd love doing it.

Carol

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alj
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Age : 76
Location : San Antonio

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Things   My Favorite Things EmptyMon Aug 30, 2010 6:09 am

Putting the story together, creating it, dreaming it onto the pages. That part is effortless and energizing. Afterward, the work begins.

Ann
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LC
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Things   My Favorite Things EmptyMon Aug 30, 2010 11:21 am

Al Stevens wrote:
What's your favorite part about writing?

Getting a check.
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