Reality Check Writing; pre-digital days of yore.....

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Katie-Ellen

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We all know it is a marathon.

Dostoevsky's writing workbook, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880.

When you think of all the redrafting, revisions, assuming you've got something good going in the first place....even with the might of IT at our disposal, it boggles belief.

I hardly dare guess how many hours I have sunk over the years into just one unpublished novel.


But this, was just ONE of his mega novels. I mean just LOOKADDIT.


Passez-moi les smelling salts.

Fyodor Dostoevsky's manuscript draft of The Brothers Karamazov, 1880.jpg
 
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When I was a newsreader in 1980's Tokyo this was pretty much the script I would get moments before broadcast. All the Japanese text had to be translated into English and often there were multiple interpretations of the same thing. Heavon forbid there should be a news flash. God bless laptops.
 
Gracious me! Did you ever have to ad lib?

"Bless laptops", indeed Pamela Jo :)
 
We all know it is a marathon.

Dostoevsky's writing workbook, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880.

When you think of all the redrafting, revisions, assuming you've got something good going in the first place....even with the might of IT at our disposal, it boggles belief.

I hardly dare guess how many hours I have sunk over the years into just one unpublished novel.


But this, was just ONE of his mega novels. I mean just LOOKADDIT.


Passez-moi les smelling salts.

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Looks perfectly reasonable and logical to me ...
 
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