Writing and Editing

Writing is like building a house in the woods where no house previously existed. Re-writing is like demolishing a house in the woods and rebuilding it to suit your needs and stylish flair.

Editing is like:

  • inspecting every door and window frame to make sure they are level
  • checking every nail holding the house together and hammering them back in
  • checking every screw holding the house together and tightening them
  • arguing with the architects when they insist “The doors/windows are more efficient when crooked!”, “The nails are supposed to stick out!”, “The screws are supposed to be loose by design!”
This entry was posted in Advice, Fun, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>