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yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

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.

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yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #306 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

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?

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