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    Post by Marc™ on Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:48 am

    To people who write fiction/papers/reports/proposals, etc. How much do you find yourself rewriting from scratch versus editing existing material? Do you prefer adapting something that already exists....or re-creating it yourself?



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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:27 am

    I don't tend to mess with other people's work other than in my head.



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    Post by Timetrvlr on Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:11 pm

    I'm constantly rewriting my stuff but I never rewrite the writing of other people although I might do if I were in the workplace and that was my job. I often have trouble getting my thoughts written down exactly as I want them so I'm re-arranging sentences and paragraphs until it suits me. smug




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    Post by zthatzmanz28 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:14 am

    My trouble is I write something, leave it and don't come back for 5 years..I go on and write more and sometimes it is similar to what I wrote last year, but how the hell do I remember? It is buried in one of the 100s of spiral notebooks I have stacked in a rubbermaid tote..



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    Post by Shale on Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:05 pm

    I had an idea for a nudist magazine article and submitted it. Didn't get published so I put it away.

    Years later, I saw something that triggered the exact idea for an article. I had completely forgotten the one I wrote and wrote another. They are almost verbatim.

    (At least I can remember my creative ideas, if not the fact that I put them down on paper already.)
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    Post by zthatzmanz28 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:33 pm

    Completed ONE notebook. At least now it is on the computer / digital. What is amazing is that as I was entering the pieces in word, I remembered (almost all) the words and phrases I had written 13 years ago...kind of scary huh?...



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