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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Revision Time

Trudging up revision mountain, I discovered a quote which bears remembering:


"No matter how good the writing, if it does not further the intention or progression of the work, it must be cut..."


(The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman.)

2 comments:

Toby Speed said...

I do love that quote, Augusta. I recently finished the first draft of a novel, and now face the daunting rewrite. I'll keep these words in mind.

By the way, I've just started following your blog and am enjoying it.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks, Toby. Good luck with your revision and I'll look forward to hearing from you again.