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Torn from the typewriter | Tien Chiu's Blog
A piece of writing is never finished. It is delivered to a deadline, torn out of the typewriter on demand, sent off with a sense of accomplishment and shame and pride and frustration. If only there were a couple more days, time for just another run at it, perhaps then... - Donald Murray, The Maker's Eye: Revising your Own Manuscripts I read Donald Murray's essay when I was in seventh grade, taking my first serious writing class at a summer program for the gifted and talented. This class literally changed the course of my life, igniting a love for the written word that's never entirely left me, even when chasing other topics. And I loved his essay, especially the closing lines. Which sum up almost completely my perspective on the phoenix wall hanging, which I have tentatively titled Born in Flame: Phoenix Rising. I'm not happy with it; it isn't done yet, not by a long shot. I want another three months to think about it, revise it, maybe replace the couched thread with some freeform