Monday, February 5, 2007

Keeping On

This week's lesson in the PCLOWC class is revision.

Having taught writing for so long, I know what to address in revision. But while reading through the class notes, I realized how much time and energy I waste by trying to address such ideas while I create a first draft. Also, being the literary magazine advisor and an copyeditor for Literary Mama has made me so conscious of tightening a text that I'm letting that also interfere with drafting. Doing this stifles fluency and creativity!

So, I tell myself once again "Just write, Kathy. Just write."

1 comment:

Violeta said...

Ooh, this is always easier said than done. If you haven't read it yet, Natalie Goldberg's "Writing Down The Bones" provides great encouragement and instruction for undertaking more freewriting.