Thread: Do you write your articles in one go?

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    • 4 years 5 months ago
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    When you write an article, do you usually write the whole thing at one time, take it in stages over several days, work on multiple articles at once, or....?

    I always plan on writing my articles in stages. I get a few pics together, then plan on tossing together a very rough cut of the article and figure on fleshing it out, adding more content, more images, and polishing it up after the fact. However, I always wind up writing it in more or less a single sitting, and just writing it from top to bottom. Once I start writing an article, it just seems to flow until it's done.
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      • 4 years 5 months ago
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      my very first article i did all in one day. the rest of them i took time to develop
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        • 4 years 5 months ago
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        I've always been this way with things. Teachers used to think that i rushed through tests because I finished them quickly & would always say that I should take more time to go back over questions. However, every time I did that, I would wind up changing a correct answer to an incorrect one.
        My mind works more like a baseline JPG than a progressive one.
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          • 4 years 5 months ago
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          Heck no. While I can get the ideas down mostly all at once, my writing needs a lot of refinement. I read through something at least ten times before I submit it. I catch a few things that I want to fix on almost every round. Just better ways to say this or that, usually. Most often splitting up sentences or complete rewording. In initial drafts, I tend to overexplain things and I want to cut that down. I'm also very concerned about nuance, using the same word too many times, and runon sentences. I get real tired of rereading it over and over again but I find it necessary. I don't consider it done until I run out of things to fix. Yet, I almost always find one more mistake after something I write is published. That's aggravating!

          I have a couple of articles that are in process but I haven't worked on them in months. Mostly I'm just waiting for pictures. I prefer to scan, or take my own pictures or screenshots, instead of just using whatever I can find on the internet. So I need to buy some things for a few pictures but I haven't got around to it. When I get the pictures I will probably start proofreading all over again to be really sure I'm satisfied before submitting.
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            • 4 years 2 months ago
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            Not usually. I wrote my "Best anime intros of the 90's" (or something like that) in a few sittings. I did manage to write the 80's version in one go I think.
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              • 4 years 2 months ago
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              A few times I did. All depends on when inspiration hits and my enthusiasm levels. Usually when I get an idea, I'll do it bits and pieces at a time, no order, just when I feel in the mood. Yep...making articles is a lot like making babies.
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                • 4 years 2 months ago
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                I have a bad habit of having to finish something after I've started, so yeah. It's the same for school assignments, I can never just do some of an assignment and call it day. Useful for getting papers done promptly, but also causes me to procrastinate a lot.
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                  • 4 years 2 months ago
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                  I've always written something first in a word document on my computer before taking it over to this website so I know that I want something to be published.
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                    • 3 years 10 months ago
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                    I just wrote my first article and I did it just once on aper but when I typed it up I fixed most of the errors and made it sound better as well as shortened from 3 pages to a few parargraphs
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                      • 3 years 10 months ago
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                      You went from 3 pages to a few paragraphs? You must be one hell of an editor:shock:
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                        • 3 years 9 months ago
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                        my articles are better.
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                          • 3 years 9 months ago
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                          my articles are better.


                          that's nice, arizvega...
                            • 3 years 8 months ago
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                            I'll usually write the bulk of it in one sitting. To be honest, I don't put much work into these articles. And usually there are formatting issues and glitches to deal with, so theres only so many options that way.
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