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Re: My story: The Watutsi-feedback
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Shell, James Bryant Conant said of progress: "Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." You have made the correct first step in writing -- you have written. As one who edits for college faculty writing for publication in refereed journals, I often advise, "Just vomit everything up on the paper. We can clean away the stuff we don't need. But if you edit yourself as you go, you'll never get done." I know the physical discomfort that goes along with that first "getting it all out." There is no right or wrong way to begin. You just do what you have done -- begin. Your original posting is, in and of itself, your outline for developing your fascinating story. As this particular forum touts itself as existing for the honing of the writing craft, it certainly appears you're in the right place!
Now in keeping with the purpose of your having stuck your neck
Again, you're off to a good start -- you've started! I wish you great success in your efforts and look forward to hearing more of your story.
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