3 Scenarios that Will Help You Become Your Own Best Writing Coach

I first started teaching about the “creative imagination” and the “technical imagination” after reading Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook. In short, Vandermeer explains, the creative imagination is that spark of punch-drunk energy we feel when generating fresh pages and ideas for a draft. Writers often describe this experience as being “in the flow” or “losing track of time.” The technical imagination, on the other hand, brings a consciousness and intentionality to the page with a goal to revise, expand, cut, or generally improve a draft. Writers often describe this as “editing” or “fixing” (not the best word choice, in my opinion).

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