Listen to this article here: The 8 Rules of Ruthless Editing from David Mamet.
No one wants to write dull, lifeless lines that lull even the most hyper people to sleep. Certainly not you, right?
But why do we find it so hard to write what we want to say in the least amount of words–and still maintain potency?
It’s not easy because we tend to fall in love with what we write. We fear cutting out anything important. No matter how dead it is.
But how do we distinguish between the living words and the dead? How do we identify the enticing sentences from the repulsive ones?
It’s almost like we need someone to get in our faces and tell us like it is. [Read more…]