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7 responses to “Julian Barnes, on Writers’ Complaints and the… Seductiveness of First Drafts”

  1. Oh I like that! One of my favourite authors writes my way, scribbling madly on the first draft and then revising endlessly. Also like the idea of applying this quote – “testing interpretation and nuance” – to writing.

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  2. Yes, longhand! I can’t seem to write fast enough to get the ideas down if I’m on the computer, because I keep stopping to fix typos, play with the font, etc.

  3. Ah, we all love JB!

    I find the writing comes very easily. But sometimes reading what I’ve written can be very hard.

  4. I love writing and rewriting. I hate my doubt in what I’ve written.

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