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    I usually sit down to write thinking: "By the gods this is awful."
    Then four hours later: "OH, YAS. This is the best thing ever. They shall flock to read my work. *fantasizes about writing career*."
    Then a reread: "Oh wow. I can't believe I wrote this. It's beyond awful. Worst thing ever written." After which I go to sleep and carry on the next day.

    That's pretty much my process - a cycle through self-depreciation to narcissism. Interspersed with swearing, popcorn and ruminative pacing around my desk, as if circling my project could whip it into literary surrender.
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    i usually have to read something i wrote a month or so after i write before i finally start thinking it's good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavrushka View Post
    Well get it damned well posted so we can all learn a little from your blast of awesome!

    It would be great to have a thread where everyone could share their personal literary paragon.
    I second that idea, only if placed in the Workshop. And yes, I do have one-liners and paragraphs I'm proud of
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    I often read a great piece of writing and think, "Man, I wish I'd written that!", and sometimes, I did! Then usually, I get an acute case of Imposter Complex and think, "Well, that was a fluke...no way I can do that well again. That was when I was younger; now I'm older and my mind's not as sharp. I was just on a roll...and even though I think it's great, nobody else does, so what's that say about my opinion? But then I'll remember all that I did to make it great, and it definitely was no fluke, and I can do the same again. and I'm not that old, and...and...and. It's like a little war in my head every time I enjoy a piece of my own writing.

    I'd be willing to post a piece of my novel that makes me tingle. Maybe we should start a new thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavrushka View Post
    Well get it damned well posted so we can all learn a little from your blast of awesome!

    It would be great to have a thread where everyone could share their personal literary paragon.
    Sure, I'll post it in the Workshop section as suggested.

    Of course I'm still in the middle of editing, but once done, I'll drop it there.

    I'm not sure if it'll come off as good as I feel it is, as the context the scene happens in is important as well as knowing the characters involved (the scene is close to the end of the novel).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavrushka View Post
    It would be great to have a thread where everyone could share their personal literary paragon.
    Considering the beating I take every time I enter the LM with what I think is pretty good...I would never post anything of mine, no matter how good I thought it was, in a thread like that.
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    Chicken, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Oberon View Post
    Chicken, lol.
    A little. But I am also beginning to lose confidence (again) in my ability to write decent prose.
    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” -Carl Sagan

    Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd. --Jon Roland, 1976

    Have you checked out the Hidden Content

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    "Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful,
    insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows." - Walt Disney

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    There's more than one way to write great, or at least good, prose. I'm always thrilled when I bumble into one of them.
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    http://www.writingforums.com/threads...00#post1867000

    There ya go.

    I still have a lot of editing to do. Plus, it'll probably seem somewhat disjointed and confusing for ya'll because there's a huge amount of context that'll be missing (this is close to the end of the novel).
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