Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Toni Morrison on the pleasures of revision

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I love that part; that’s the best part, revision. I do it even after the books are bound! Thinking about it before you write it is delicious. Writing it all out for the first time is painful because so much of the writing isn’t very good. I didn’t know in the beginning that I could go back and make it better; so I minded very much writing badly. But now I don’t mind at all because there’s that wonderful time in the future when I will make it better, when I can see better what I should have said and how to change it. I love that part!

Toni Morrison, in Conversations with Toni Morrison

Written by nevalalee

December 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

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