Writing and Rewriting

Working through the writing process is never linear.

There are times that you will have to go back. What you’ve written needs to be rewritten. That is guaranteed.

Sometimes, it’s tempting to copy and paste one draft to the next along with small corrections and revisions.

But that doesn’t make a new draft. A draft needs to be written — each time.

Now, if you prefer to type it, that’s all personal preference. Do not forget about focus that a pen and a piece of paper allow. Our screens can inhibit deep work and creativity, and when the beginning drafting is happening, having a pen as your tool can help create and express ideas that may not have come otherwise.

True, at one point the draft will need to be typed. No one is saying that the computer must be ignored. But, it is good to understand a computer’s place in the writing process.

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