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Now I rewrite more and more severely, and I take great pleasure in cutting thousands of words out of first drafts; I think thats a pleasure worth learning as early as possible in ones career, not least because realizing that one can do it helps one relax into writing the first draft in which its better to have too much material for later shaping than not enough.
— Ramsey Campbell —

First drafts are for learning what your novel or story is about. Revision is working with that knowledge to enlarge & enhance an idea, to reform it ... Revision is one of the true pleasures of writing.

— Bernard Malamud

For me and most of the other writers I know, writing is not rapturous.
In fact, the only way I can get anything written at all is to write
really, really shitty first drafts.

— Anne Lamott

Good writers practice. They take time to write, crafting and editing a piece until it's just right. They spend hours and days just revising.  Good writers take criticism on the chin and say "thank you" to helpful feedback; they listen to both the external and internal voices that drive them. And they use it all to make their writing better. They're resigned to the fact that first drafts suck and that the true mark of a champion is a commitment to the craft. It's not about writing in spurts of inspiration. It's about doing the work, day-in and day-out. Good writers push through because they believe in what they're doing. They understand this is more than a profession or hobby. It's a calling, a vocation.

— Jeff Goins

I've always preferred writing in longhand. I've always written first drafts in longhand.

— John Irving

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