for writers and readers….
Most editing is removing scaffolding. You need scaffolding when you build a house, it’s there for support, for safety, for convenience, but the house isn’t finished until all the scaffolding has been packed away.
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Sometimes you also need to hang the soft drapes as well. Or at least, I get comments like ‘bald. Give us more’ on my work…
But perhaps spare, tight writing is your style, Sarah…are you more Cormac McCarthy than D.H.Lawrence?
I am a little spare… my editor usually asks me for more description. I am managing more in the way of ‘a few purple patches’.
this is true
Glad it resonates with you, Beth
I will forward this to my writing group, some of whom – I am sure – send out their monthly homework without even reading it through.
That is a badge of honour!
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Thanks for sharing Rae