Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Pain of Rewriting

I have a story that I need to seriously rewrite. Honestly, the process scares me a bit - much more than the initial writing did. That was fun! This will be painful.

I came across this quote from Stephen King in the January 2012 issue of Writer's Digest:

When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.

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