Writing is thinking

Stringing words together is not hard. You do it all the time. But without thought, you may find that the words don’t make a lot of sense, are boring, or silly.

You look at what you wrote, and think, “That’s not at all what I meant. I need to explain the context. But with just a few words, so that I don’t lose the reader.”

You erase what you wrote, and write something else. You look at it, read it. Add a word or two.

You keep at it until you think, “OK. That is what I wanted to say.”

Writing is thinking. And rewriting.

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