Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain.Elie Wiesel
I woke up to snow this morning after a week of warmer temperatures. I might venture out for a walk or stay inside with the wonderful excuse it’s snowing outside.
Today, considering the quote freewrite about Sundays. Set the timer for thirty minutes, then with the precision of a sculptor remove the extra words. Even with the words removed did your general theme remain? Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
I’m sure that’s the case for some but writing is exactly like that for me. I write a basic story and then graft on bits here and there until the work is ready. I’ve written four novels that way and the fifth is shaping up exactly the same.