Sculpting Your Work

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

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One Reply to “Sculpting Your Work”

  1. 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.

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