Megan Z.

Megan Z.

When I'm writing, I first see my writing as a rosebud where
it is small and not much to look at. I would say it even appears ugly with all
its errors and fragments. Then as I edit and add to it, I watch as my writing
starts to grow and take a shape. It gains a meaning and takes a life of its
own. The more I witness this transformation, the more I see what once appeared
ugly and dull to me, blossom like a vibrant rose. My writing gains thorns as it
grows. It gains the twists or side comments that bring it to life. It gains a
stem too! The stem is a theme or motif that connects all my thoughts, from the start, together. And by the end of my editing and revising I watch as my ugly little bud blossoms into a piece that has a meaning to me. A piece that once seemed lifeless and flawed to a piece polished andbursting with a life of its own.

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