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The Rewrite Chronicles

If it takes such a long time to edit, you’d think the end product would be perfect–or damn near close. This is not the case.

I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time just trying to arrange characters in a room–and never mind getting a character out of a room. If more than two characters are talking, I enter pronoun hell. Her, she, her, she, her, she is running out of the room screaming while the others watch in shock.

(Anyway, the latest edit of chapter one is over there in the sidebar…another rewrite down, a hundred more to go.)

5 thoughts on “The Rewrite Chronicles

  1. “Art is never finished, only abandoned”…according to da Vinci. Yep, you always think rewrites will make things perfect and you can get it all wrapped up. But, no, they always tease you and test you and eventually you have to do your best and then abandon (sort of, anyway)!!!

  2. I spent a bit of time with an acquaintance last week talking about writing. She is an accomplished playwright who is now writing her first novel. We talked about the challenge of moving characters around, getting them in and out of rooms, showing action, using dialogue, etc. I have no words of advice except to say it IS a challenge.

    Write on.

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