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Writing Within Two Systems

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  1. katrinathomas says:

    It’s not too surprising that i like the first one better. Maybe surprising to you, who bathes in excessively editing, but the raw simplicity and imagery of System 1 brought joy and excitement that System 2 just can’t compete with. Sure, part of that is because the “surprise” is gone, after already reading the first one, but there’s also something about the tempo of the first that is more attractive to me. Either way, great post(s)! Thank you Aaron. I love your ability to capture stories in such an engaging way. I felt like I was right there with you, back at age 12.

    1. Aaron says:

      haha, “bathes in excessively editing.” I like that. It’s too true.

      I see what you’re saying with the rawness. I think what’s attractive about it is honesty. But, sometimes that “rawness” can just come across as haphazard. That’s my thought anyway.

      Also, I’d agree about the “surprise” being gone after having read the first one. I can certainly see how that would dull the effect of the second. In retrospect, maybe I should have made these into two separate posts. Thanks, Kat!

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