Writing is Re-Writing

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Rush Magazine!  The Winter 2017 edition features a vibrant, eclectic mix of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and artwork.   

We at The Rush Magazine have been pleasantly inundated with submissions for our first issue.  Reading all the wonderfully varied and thought-provoking submissions prompted great discussions amongst staff on the three biggest stumbling blocks that writers seem to encounter:

Would you prefer to clean out the garage, do your taxes or work on your next chapter?  And do you feel that the stress from a looming deadline inspires you to do your best work, the way intense pressure can create diamonds?

Ah, the perennial question:  where do you get your inspiration?  Daily life, current events, classical works?  Or do your characters/plotlines spring fully formed from some well deep within you? 

Writers seem to fall into one of two camps: constantly tinkering with their words/sentences, never fully satisfied with the result.  Others take the lightning approach: they dash off a few words (usually at the last minute), leaving no room or time for a second or third draft.         

We’d love to hear from you, our readers.  What are your thoughts on any of the above points?   

Keep reading, keep writing.

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