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Sun Jul-01-12 10:05 AMby bonniers

In that case, for at least my own writing, I'd have to flatly disagree. It's all but impossible to see prose flaws and infelicities except in critical mode.

I recommend Ted Cheney's Getting the Words Right for anybody who thinks working on one's prose automatically kills the life, or that critical mode is opposed to creative mode. It might not be right for any particular writer's process, but it shows how editing can enhance creativity rather than fight with it.

Yeah, critical mode can get out of hand, but the trick is to find a balance. It's not to throw critical mode out the window. It sounds like DWS has found a balance for himself by integrating into the writing phase the kinds of things I do afterward; if I tried to do that, I'd kill the growth of the idea. (I picture it as attacking a newly sprouted seedling withhoe and fertilizer and killing it with kindess )

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No such thing as perfect [View all] , Erin_M_H, Fri Jun-29-12 10:00 AM
  RE: No such thing as perfect, dabrownofmn, Jun 29th 2012, #1
RE: No such thing as perfect, Myrddin, Jun 29th 2012, #2
RE: No such thing as perfect, Erin_M_H, Jun 29th 2012, #3
RE: No such thing as perfect, KatsInCommand, Jun 29th 2012, #4
RE: No such thing as perfect, Erin_M_H, Jun 29th 2012, #5
RE: No such thing as perfect, RavenCorbie, Jun 30th 2012, #6
RE: No such thing as perfect, bonniers, Jun 30th 2012, #7
RE: No such thing as perfect, Erin_M_H, Jun 30th 2012, #9
      RE: No such thing as perfect, bonniers, Jun 30th 2012, #12
           RE: No such thing as perfect, RavenCorbie, Jun 30th 2012, #13
                RE: No such thing as perfect, bonniers, Jul 01st 2012 #14
                     RE: No such thing as perfect, RavenCorbie, Jul 01st 2012, #16
                          RE: No such thing as perfect, bonniers, Jul 01st 2012, #17
RE: No such thing as perfect, Weird Jim, Jun 30th 2012, #8
RE: No such thing as perfect, bonniers, Jul 01st 2012, #15
RE: No such thing as perfect, Dreamerscove, Jun 30th 2012, #10
RE: No such thing as perfect, Erin_M_H, Jun 30th 2012, #11
RE: No such thing as perfect, Chevaliersg, Jul 03rd 2012, #18
RE: No such thing as perfect, Weird Jim, Jul 03rd 2012, #19
      RE: No such thing as perfect, Chevaliersg, Jul 04th 2012, #20
And then there's Hemingway...., Weird Jim, Jul 10th 2012, #21

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