I’m sure that there as many opinions on how to write as there are writers. One thing that I’ve picked up during the time I’ve participated in LitKicks is that people go about creating in a lot of different ways, and one of the more obvious differences (at least to me) is the one that exists between spontaneous and (for lack of a better term) non-spontaneous writing.
Certainly there are arguments for both kinds of writing — the stuff that comes out in one sitting and exists somewhat as a record of the moment of creation, and the stuff that is written, edited, polished, honed until it comes as close to perfection as the writer can make it — and what I wonder is, in your own writing, what method do you use? Do you write, or do you craft? Is one method inherently better than the other?
Is “first thought, best thought” true?