Re: the fast writer/ slow writer debate
I suspect it all comes down to technology.
Two hundred years ago, the people who are so-called fast writers, these days, would have been slow writers.
(Okay, except for the Dickenses and Shakespeares and Dumases.)
And a significant fraction of the slow writers would have been bank tellers.
Praise the Lord and pass the Smith-Corona.*
*But everybody's welcome to their defense mechanisms and to constructing a narrative that helps them function and create--the artist's necessary lies. I mean, I could be out there telling people that if they can't write a decent book in six months they are lazy and not very smart, but I wouldn't do a thing like that. I mean, come on. Any asshole can write three pages a day, right?
So I'm not going to say that.
For one thing, it would be untrue.
For another, I don't believe it.
Please note that these things are not equivalent.