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“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, WD

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Thanks Erik Johansson!

https://izzyreadson.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/speak-up-friday-quotes-9/

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6 comments on ““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, WD

  1. I totally agree, and it does hurt; sometimes a lot!

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  2. Absolutely! Kill your darlings!

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  3. I do that often for my drafts, Time away adds a little something 🙂

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  4. “Kill your darlings.”
    And that is painful…so painful.

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