“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.”
— Stephen King
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2 thoughts on “Murder Your Child—I Mean, Rewrite and Edit”
This is so true!
And so is the grief authors go through after an edit. Mourn, and then move on to success! 🙂