Remember back in the days of Dogpile and Netscape? Back when we used WordPerfect and FrontPage? The era when we thought Frames were cutting edge and having a web page open and automatically blare music at our visitors?
You are on your last errand of the day. You should have been home, already. You are inside a store or business or bank or gas station.. You name the place. People in hazmat suits suddenly rush the place. They have secured all the exits. You are all being quarantined for an unknowable amount of time. Write a story about how you will be passing your time.
When I wrote articles and submitted them and the stars aligned, a magazine editor would accept on the condition that I cut it back by 200 words or 35 or some percentage. I understood that they built a magazine on paper, an unyielding rectangle of writerly real estate. It think being asked to cut words […]
The primary focus will be how we edit.
• Do you like to edit as you go or just try to get the first draft out there before going back?
• Do you use an outline?
• Does your editing get in the way of words magically flowing onto the page?
Let’s talk about things that slow a writer down.