SLICING AND DICING MY “BABIES”  

 

imagesRewriting.  It’s not my favorite part of the writing process, but it is integral to it.  Movies often depict authors as being finished with their work when they type THE END.  Time to celebrate, right?  Nope.  In the real world of writing, that’s probably only half way home.  Any experienced scribe will tell you writing is rewriting.  And rewriting.  And rewriting.

Different writers approach the task in different ways.  I like to toss my first drafts out to a cadre of three or four trusted readers and let them have a go at it.  They’re good at what they do because they tell me what needs to be fixed, not how great the story is.