Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[child] Asking questions about writing

Tonight over dinner, the_child (a recently-minted teenager now) asked me how a writer could manage to work on an idea without getting mixed up on how other people had written that same idea. We had a long, interesting and productive conversation on balancing reading and writing, filling the well, and where ideas came from and what to do with them.

It's like having my own little writers conference, right here.

Tags: child, process, writing
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