My New Year present… a link to a short story that might just change the way you write or what you want to write about.
Ok, the statements in the heading of this post are so sweeping they could clean your whole house. And you’ve probably instinctively flinched because who likes to be told how … Continue reading
“…you can almost always make something better by making it shorter…” Keith Gessen QUOTES FOR WRITERS
I once heard George Saunders tell a story about being edited at the New Yorker, where his editor kept asking him to cut a highly precise number of lines—18 lines, … Continue reading
The editors I had at The New Yorker quietly helped me in peculiar, small ways. One thing they taught me was the value of cutting out the last paragraph of … Continue reading