Daily Quote

my-goal-is-to-strip-things-down-so-that-you-need-just-the-right-amount-of-words-or-shape-to-convey-what-you-need-to-convey.-i-like-editing.-i-like-it-very-tight.-maya-lin

Editing is an arduous process and reading the draft I wonder who wrote the words. It makes my headache and my stomach churn. Each occupation has a process which is unpleasant or uncomfortable and oh so very un-glamorous, and I consider editing to be a nasty piece of business. I push forward, deleting, rearranging and tweaking the piece.

Editing, I realize is an integral part of the writer’s job. It makes the words shine and flow. Done well, editing renders the words a secondary consideration. They become the tools used to tell the story. It is the story which moves the reader, transporting them to the world of the writer’s imagination.

How do you know when your editing work is complete?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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