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by Chimera
March 20th, 2010, 2:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing as you go: really that bad?
Replies: 24
Views: 3645

Re: Editing as you go: really that bad?

Lots of writers don't follow that convention. I think for most of us it's a good idea, if only to keep us from doubting our writing. But Don DeLillo, for example, revises paragraph by paragraph until he thinks it's perfect (or so I've heard).
Do what feels right, I guess.
by Chimera
February 18th, 2010, 1:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 38781

Re: Share your opening sentence!

From a short story I'm working on:

Unfolding today, folding tomorrow.
by Chimera
December 22nd, 2009, 11:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is there a such thing as too much dialogue
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

Re: Is there a such thing as too much dialogue

I think too much narration is a more dangerous and far more likely pitfall. A lot of writers I see in my creative writing classes use 90% narration, and in general, I think it leads to too much summary and not enough scene. I also dislike using too much narration because it makes me feel like I thin...