Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill. Edmund Morrison
Without a doubt writing is a skill and although this is a new quote to me the picture of a handmade stone fence being a metaphor for a completed piece of work is very accurate. When I am ready to do the final edit on a poem or a story, there is often only one right word that fits.
Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag