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The glorification of “speed writing” baffles me.

I know several writers who can write very fast. An old colleague (a swooper by habit) could tap out 30,000 words in a weekend. One author of my acquaintance has ghost-written a book in ten days, and blogged about it while he was doing it.

In the Clarion writer workshops, you pretty much have to write a story a day during the two-week “boot camp” experience.

Then there’s NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month (aka November). If you’re a writer, you’ve heard about it. Perhaps you’ve even tried your hand at it. NaNoWriMo has chapters across the world, and has inspired a handful of imitators that encourage others by asking “Why wait until November? Write your novel this month!” (more…)

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