Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Best Method for You Is the Best Method for You

The best way for you to write is whatever best helps you write and finish the piece you're working on. And that can vary from writer to writer.

When I was editor of a weekly paper I wrote a family humor column and would sit down at a computer and do a month's worth at a time: four or five of them. (I already had my topics and angles in mind, and the column was very short.)

There was a columnist there who do his with a pen and yellow tablet, scratching out and rewriting, getting up in the middle of the night to consider a word or phrase. Neither of us could undertstand the other one's method. We agreed our own seemed best and the other . . . awful!

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