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    does writing get easier with time?

    for me it has to be a YES.

    you?
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    for me it has to be a YES.

    you?
    Not necessarily. It could go one way or the other.

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    Once my pencil-grip was corrected and I started shaping the letters over the lines, writing did get much easier for me... And haven't had any problems, say, for about 40 years or so.
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    I would put an absolute no to that question. Although I am only a novice writer, I can assuredly say that it's getting ever complicated to try to write what I actually think...

    But honestly, I don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobeornotobe View Post
    I would put an absolute no to that question. Although I am only a novice writer, I can assuredly say that it's getting ever complicated to try to write what I actually think...

    But honestly, I don't know

    For me, a qualified yes. Writing is a skill and can be learned like any other. It takes practice. So not to say it gets easier though. Like becoming a marksman. At first you can't hit the target but with practice you start hitting target more frequently. After a while you move it farther back. In writing you may be going for more complex themes, drama, whatever. You take aim at something higher. It's not an overnight process.

    It must be like dieting or body-building. The results are not immediately noticeable, but they're there. But that's me. If you want results, you dedicate yourself to the process.

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    I have been writing for fifty years. The writing definitely comes easier the longer one writes. One has learned through the years all the grammatical rules and the mistakes that one should not make. I find that in writing a short story or poem that the writing of the piece flows naturally and there is not that much for revision. The question of course comes up whether the piece I am writing is worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    Once my pencil-grip was corrected and I started shaping the letters over the lines, writing did get much easier for me... And haven't had any problems, say, for about 40 years or so.
    pencil? not a pen then or even a fountain pen? haha
    about pencils,children at primary in the uk are not granted ''pen licence'' till their handwriting gets perfect. go figure . I would have thought hand writing change from pen to pencil to fountain pen depending.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jassy Melson View Post
    I have been writing for fifty years. The writing definitely comes easier the longer one writes. One has learned through the years all the grammatical rules and the mistakes that one should not make. I find that in writing a short story or poem that the writing of the piece flows naturally and there is not that much for revision. The question of course comes up whether the piece I am writing is worth the effort.
    worth the effort? do you mean to you or to others?
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    pencil? not a pen then or even a fountain pen? haha
    "Pencil grip" is a general term used for a child's way of holding a pen/pencil etc... Not necessarily about a pencil.

    Incidentally, I think you have missed this, Cacian:

    http://www.online-literature.com/for...83#post1230383
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    Dostoevsky gives me more than any scientist.

    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein

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    I hope so.
    Last edited by astrum; 07-27-2013 at 10:43 PM.

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