Creative Editing

This evening’s class was on editing – cutting out the unnecessary – From 200 down to 100 down to 50.

Easier with someone elses work – easier when you know it has been written for this purpose.

What was interesting – we all cut different bits – the phrases or emotions that I thought were key – others ripped out – and of course vice versa.

So now I am left wondering – are books like paintings – do we all take something different from them – when I write will the reader read what I intended them to read or will they take away a very different story?

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