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'''Response from Krystal'''

Writing is extremely personal. It is hands down the hardest thing to teach and to grade. I cheered when I read John Ciardi-quote when he explains the bike-riding analogy, you stop to think of what you are doing at each of the balances, fall of the (p. 231).

I know if a writer, in explaining his writing process, fears losing a little of himself, fears opening himself up to criticism, or if he simply put it in words to explain it. Sometimes, it is what it is, and, in order to explain it, the writer is forced to lie because just do is not an acceptable response from a professional writer.

I recognized my process most via creative process (p. 236). ideas never came when he was sitting at a table or when he was tired; they appeared during the slow ascent of wooded hills on sunny days. If someone were to pressure me to describe my process, I would lie because my process is too chaotic; the chaos always begins when I am jogging or vacuuming or driving. My ideas never appear when I want them to appear.

The writing process is innately individualistic which makes writing instruction so difficult. It is not a one size fits all kind of deal. Sometimes students freeze when instructors break writing down into too many steps. They are so focused on one step that they fall off.
I show my students multiple ways to approach writing in an attempt to trigger the self-discovery.

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'''Ed'''

I do not think that writers guard their processes; I think writers understand there is no right or wrong way to write and there is no all-encompassing method to write. Some of the writers mentioned may not want to share their methods or processes because they understand a writer follows methods attuned to & manifested through their own individual identities. Plus, they may be embarrassed or reluctant to publicly state how easy or how hard it was to come up with a revolutionary tome.
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'''Response by Ed'''

I do not think that writers guard their processes; I think writers understand there is no right or wrong way to write and there is no all-encompassing method to write. Some of the writers mentioned may not want to share their methods or processes because they understand a writer follows methods attuned to & manifested through their own individual identities. Plus, they may be embarrassed or reluctant to publicly state how easy or how hard it was to come up with a revolutionary tome.
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I found it interesting that many of the big name writers of our day and age seem to share a type of superstitious fear of having their writing styles revealed so as to not their writing method. Why is it that this seems to be such a taboo subject amongst authors and one of the main focal points of their creative process? I myself have faced the desire to keep my processes to myself as I feel that there is some sense of losing the form of writing that you are comfortable with when revealing it to others. I would like to understand why it is that these writers that are at the height of their literary careers feel that they must guard their processes from the public?
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I found it interesting that many of the big name writers of our day and age seem to share a type of superstitious fear of having their writing styles revealed so as to not their writing method. Why is it that this seems to be such a taboo subject amongst authors and one of the main focal points of their creative process? I myself have faced the desire to keep my processes to myself as I feel that there is some sense of losing the form of writing that you are comfortable with when revealing it to others. I would like to understand why it is that these writers that are at the height of their literary careers feel that they must guard their processes from the public?
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'''Ed'''

I do not think that writers guard their processes; I think writers understand there is no right or wrong way to write and there is no all-encompassing method to write. Some of the writers mentioned may not want to share their methods or processes because they understand a writer follows methods attuned to & manifested through their own individual identities. Plus, they may be embarrassed or reluctant to publicly state how easy or how hard it was to come up with a revolutionary tome.
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I found it interesting that many of the big name writers of our day and age seem to share a type of superstitious fear of having their writing styles revealed so as to not their writing method. Why is it that this seems to be such a taboo subject amongst authors and one of the main focal points of their creative process? I myself have faced the desire to keep my processes to myself as I feel that there is some sense of losing the form of writing that you are comfortable with when revealing it to others. I would like to understand why it is that these writers that are at the height of their literary careers feel that they must guard their processes from the public?