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Love this: “I think one of the coolest things about writing is that learning it is like trying to get to the center of a rose that’s opening. Every time you master one layer, there’s another, more delicate and subtle than the last.” Laura Drake.

Another post filled with sound advice. It’s so hard to take out parts of your story that you’ve put such thought, effort, and heart into, but the story will be better for tightening the focus.

Writers In The Storm Blog

By Laura Drake

“The secret of good writing,” says William Zinsser,
“is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components.”

This is one of the first lessons I tried to tackle as a writer. And I needed to. I’ve been known to get a bit carried away with the words, if you know what I mean (my fellow WITS bloggers are snickering – do you hear them?)

For those of you just starting to rein in your rampant prose, the following articles may help:  Here and Here.

I think one of the coolest things about writing is that learning it is like trying to get to the center of a rose that’s opening.  Every time you master one layer, there’s another, more delicate and subtle than the last.

It wasn’t until I tackled a problem with my latest novel that I discovered this next layer. I had a wonderful…

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