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Most ‘challenging’ part of writing?

Jen of Book Talk recently asked me in an interview:
What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Easiest?

Most challenging – revising and rewriting. I hate doing that. I really do. Particularly if I had written a novel with a sense of internal structure which may not matter to anyone else but it matters to ME, dammit, and if a revision or a rewrite knocks this internal structure awry it can sometimes take me a long time and a lot of effort to regain my equilibrium.

Easiest – well – just sitting down and WRITING is easy. For me, it’s like opening a faucet somewhere, and the words come pouring out…


About AlmaAlexander

I'm a scientist by education, a duchess by historical accident and an author who shares writing tips and glimpses of a writer's life, the mundane and the magic

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