Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Push Hands Response
This piece really reminded me that revision is an essential part to all writing processes. It also reminded how I can be a lazy writer sometimes whom thinks that his first drafts are always his best. Skinner also emphasized that every writer is different and will neede too concentrate on different parts of the writing development process than others do. I particularly liked how he described the two different types of lazniess, it was humorous but at the same time really true! When I ask my friends and family to proof read the things I write, I am almost always self-conscious about what they will think about it. Sometimes it gets to the point where I will not ask anyone to read it because I think they won't like it. In that regard, the piece that Skinner wrote helped me to deal with that complex. As he said, "Writing is Revision" and I fully believe that. This piece was a useful reminder to me that revision is important because you can always build upon your work, making it that ,much better and taking my writing to the next level. Skinner knows the writing process and since he is so experienced in the field his advice should be taken.