A Revolution in Creativity: On Slow Writing

In a fast-paced world, Melissa Matthewson suggests that we look to lichens as inspiration. For context, lichens are the symbiotic partnership of bacteria and fungi, and have remained relatively unchanged for millions of years. Writers, in particular, are often demanded to write faster, so to suggest slowing down is both a revolution and even a privilege, she concedes. But there is much to enjoy from writing slowly; it allows us to convene our ideas freely and creates surprise in our writing that rushing can’t hope to replicate.
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