Recently, over at my blog – yes amid my multiple snits – we were discussing what makes writers write. Are you a writer who likes to write? Or one who likes to have written? Both kinds exist among professionals, and perhaps both look suspiciously at one another as having something fundamentally broken with them, just like those who plot and those who make it up as they go do.
I do know that those who like having written seem to have the hardest time actually writing – motivating themselves to work up to writing. Writing, the process of putting words on paper is so painful that they have to psyche themselves up.
I used to have problems with this when the writing was done in school and on assignment. I’d be told it was now time to write on x, and I’d do the equivalent of hesitation cuts before you…
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