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Creative Writing vs Editing

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought of Frankenstein's monster regarding the writing process.

Creative writing is akin to constructing a wild beast. You pour out all the creative energy from within, to assemble this monster on paper.

It’s beautiful to its creator, but terrible to everyone else. A scourge that must be put down or tamed, but it cannot be allowed to live in its current state and certainly not allowed to escape into the wild.

Editing is a lengthy and often unpleasant process.

If it does not destroy you before your work is complete, you will have a beautiful monster!

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