scraping out your insides with a knife
I’ve been tussling with a short story this week. The prompt for it came from a conversation with my in-laws on Christmas Day. Christmas dinner was at our place this year, two days after we moved into a new house. I’m a committed optimist. Despite the tight schedule, or perhaps because of it, I pulled off a three course, enormous dinner for eleven people without food poisoning anyone. Success.
Running Lines: Editing on the Micro-Level
Let’s talk about sentences and the words that make up your sentences.
Because y’all have now mastered the high-level editing we talked about in the first two installments of our February nonfiction know-how, right? You understand developmental editing – choosing your literary conflict and pruning it down to fit your post size? You’re good with structural editing – deciding the order in which your story is going to unfold?
I’m over it. The snow, the ice, the cold. I’ve hit my breaking point. That’s why Rowan was kicking things off last weekend – I was sulking.
The weekend writing showcase is open!
TGIF! I’m looking forward to another long weekend here in the US, and I know our super challenge participants are eagerly awaiting their results! How about we soothe those nerves with some writing this weekend, eh? You know the drill. Bring me your best stories this weekend.
Everything old is new again.
Popular voting for the yeah write #305 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries!