Who is the person that said this quote?

"All writing is re-writing" is a quote that I heard on t.v one time, who was the person to make this up? As in, who said it first?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Richard North Patterson

    Found this on an author's blog:

    "It's not an unusual state, after all, all writing is rewriting (finally found the man who said it):

    'Writing is rewriting. A writer must learn to deepen characters, trim writing, intensify scenes. To fall in love with the first draft to the point where one cannot change it is greatly to enhance the prospects of never publishing.' Richard North Patterson"

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