…ha) is that, when writing, I am about as far from “3-D immersive writing” as it is possible to get. I write slowly, ploddingly, building essays and stories and poems one word or sentence at a time, like a kid stacking Legos. The end product is usually pretty OK. But it takes forever. This little 1,000 word essay, for example, took about 8 hours to compose to my satisfaction. I’ll bet there is some weird connection between how I learned to write and the change in how I read…
Jack Preston King
me too — but I love the process, writing is my guilty pleasure. what you describe is my 80%, the rest of the time it pours out of me stream-of-consciousness-and-all.
as for the reading-writing dichotomy, I’m sure many of us go through that inversion from reading more to writing more, I certainly did. But maybe it’s more like a double-helix tangle that undulates between two poles.