Polish and polish some more

          “I have come to accept the fact that I will never be done learning, and that committing to the time it takes to make things right is part of being a good writer. I want to be a great writer – that means making the effort to polish and polish some more.”

–Jan Cline

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3 comments ↓

#1 JoJo Tabares on 10.13.10 at 8:02 am

Indeed!

#2 Janet on 10.14.10 at 11:32 am

Yes! Writing is writing is writing some more! I don’t know that I, personally, can ever call a piece of own work truly finished, as I am never truly “finished” as a growing, changing, learning human being. I hope I can always convey that sense of growth and adventure to my students, on the page and in life.

#3 Kim on 10.14.10 at 1:13 pm

I spend more time self-editing than I do writing. Writing is such a fluid entity, like a stream. Adding a word, moving a phrase, restructuring a sentence—these are like adding stones and removing log jams. Writers have the ability to redirect the flow of the stream. It’s a powerful, beautiful thing.

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