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Reflections of a working writer and reader

 

 

Posts added in July 2007

Creating a Text – John P Matthew

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? When a substantial idea occurs to me it occurs in what I call a cloud. The cloud includes a few images, a few words, a few thoughts (as different from words), even tunes of songs. Immediately I write it in my notebook that I carry […]

Creating a Text – Robert Peake

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? “A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times; a dozen or two dozen times and he is great.” Randall Jarrell This quote by one of the finest poetry critics […]

Creating a Text – Jason Evans

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? By far, the most important point in the process of creating a story for me is the beginning, the first moment it forms. In real life, I tend to have strong emotional reactions to places and moments. It could be a certain time of day […]

Creating a Text – Ernesto Priego

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? To describe the phases involved in the creation of a text is not easy for me, because the process itself is never easy. Well, you could say that sometimes, in very rare circumstances, it is, but then it’s always a bit deceptive because there is […]

Creating a Text – M.E. Ellis

What phases are involved in the creation of a text?   In my naïve youth, I used to think authors wrote books chapter by chapter. I also thought they wrote the book, sent it to a publisher, and it got printed as is. Having become an author, I soon realised that books are written in […]