Tag: Editing

Second edit to the right, straight on ’til morning

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else. Scottish novelist and playwright, Sir James M. Barrie, was born on this day in 1860 (died 1837). Every working writer knows that the route to success is simply to submit, submit, submit. The rejection letters will far outnumber the contracts. More often …

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Write first, edit later

The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you’ll do yourself a service. – American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim was born on this day in 1930. Sondheim wrote some …

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