I've heard of "necroing" threads by posting responses in them after they've been inactive for years, but is there such a thing as "necroing" a forum? I'm certainly going to try.
So I've heard a lot about this concept of the Creative voice of a Writer vs the Critical voice, on the Dunesteef as well as other fiction podcasts. These seem to be referencing an article, discussion, or commentary that I haven't looked up the source on yet. Perhaps if I did, I'd find the answer to my questions. But then, you wouldn't be reading this thread now would you?
This concept was interesting to me because it didn't fit with my writing process very well. Now I'm not an accomplished writer by any means, I would say I've only just started taking writing seriously (the Dunesteef played a major part in inspiring me to take that step). But in my limited experience, the Creative voice and Critical voice aren't at odds, or even separate. I tend to think of different ways to word things or different plotlines before I actually put it down on the page, usually editing it a few times in my head sentence by sentence beforehand. In this way my Critical voice is present with my Creative voice, presumably helping to guide it. The idea of them being at odds suggests that the Critical voice tells you to not finish something or submit something, in order to protect you. I must admit that waiting for my Critical voice to "clear" an idea has kept me from starting certain projects, so I guess that part reigns true enough with me.
If I remember right the source of the concept cautioned editing a piece well after it was written, as you will have lost the inspiration/influence/motivation that colored your creative voice. How does that idea fit in with keeping story ideas or "seeds" in a drawer and pulling them out later? And if my Creative voice and Critical voice are having a conversation, does that mean my creative voice is colored differently?
I'm sure these are questions I have to answer for myself, guided by my own experiences; and I will. But I still wanted to know what you Dunesteefers thought of this, not just my take but your own as well. Dunesteefians? Dunesteefites....