I have 1,571 posts in my archives, and if you read the earlier ones, boy…did I need an editor.
“In writing, you must kill all your darlings,” said William Faulkner, as hard as it may be.
Hemingway’s version of that and I’ll paraphrase…if there’s a line or phrase you can’t live without, that’s when you know, it has to go.
Humility on the page, has it’s honorable place.
Readers want to be entertained and inspired quickly without too much of an investment, and I’m no exception.
I like reading a sharp, spare piece that produces a sigh and swift smile.
It’s also a good exercise to keep a post under 500 words…weeding out your imagination.
Writing is such an art, organic and godlike in its arrival, but I feel we need to carry less luggage on the page, for ourselves as well as our faithful followers.
A Thingirl’s two cents.