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What Editing Does for Your Writing – Iain Maloney QUOTES FOR WRITERS

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.
Iain Maloney

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9 comments on “What Editing Does for Your Writing – Iain Maloney QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Sarah Waldock
    April 10, 2022

    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…

    • bridget whelan
      April 10, 2022

      But perhaps spare, tight writing is your style, Sarah…are you more Cormac McCarthy than D.H.Lawrence?

      • Sarah Waldock
        April 10, 2022

        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’.

  2. beth
    April 10, 2022

    this is true

  3. Cathy Cade
    April 10, 2022

    I will forward this to my writing group, some of whom – I am sure – send out their monthly homework without even reading it through.

  4. Rae Longest
    April 11, 2022

    Reblogged this on Literacy and Me and commented:
    Why Revise?

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