“I liked the tricks the instructor gave us to just start writing, and the idea that cleaning it up is a long process. Usually I think things over too much, or when I am not happy with what I writing I get irritated with myself and stop. I learned that good writing doesn’t necessarily happen with the first draft, that it is not inspiration falling from the sky onto the page. And I appreciated all the info on what rewriting / editing actually is, because I always tinker with the details; you need to pay attention to what info is missing in the story.”

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