January 5, 2010

To Cut or Not To Cut

I'm keeping this one short and sweet. I know, shocker.

But here's what I read in one of the Writer's Digest articles:

"Scenes don’t have to be highly dramatic in order to perform valuable work. Yet it’s important that you examine them one by one, satisfying yourself that each will deepen your readers’ connection to the story and urge them to turn the page.

Failing that test, scenes need to be cut—or reworked until they pass."

So I guess after this draft's done, I'll have to go through everything again. At least once more. Hmmm, maybe I should instead go find another article on how to let go...

Ah, what's a parent to do?

--The Writing Apprentice

1 comment:

  1. Stupid blogging thingamagig!

    The date's supposed to be January 11, not 5th!!!

    Oh well...