Tips for Pacing and Editing:

How to get the best out of your writing

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Stories are recognizable patterns, and in those patterns we find meaning. We use stories to make sense of our world, beautiful for the transportive quality that they possess. The writers’s skill translates to how immersed a reader becomes through the written word.
William Shakespeare was the greatest Western playwright of all time (1564–1616). His plays are still burned in our cultural memory and performed the world over. The man has remained an elusive figure, but is a renown master at his craft. His plays contain memorable lines and characters due to the lack of wasted words in his work — a true master of tone and pace.
Truman Capote’s serialized his infamous work, “In Cold Blood” in the New Yorker in Autumn 1965. Capote argued that his approach was closer to reality than the more traditional form of crime reporting. But some critics were less impressed by the story’s veracity. By the time the story made it into book form, it had undergone 5,000 revisions.
Before he was a novelist, Charles Dickens honed his craft as a roving newspaperman. As his career progressed, and ‘fame’s trumpet’ blew louder, he never stopped working on his writing, sharpening his techniques, polishing his phrasing. ‘Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait,’ was the motto he judged his writing by.

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”

An author who writes for his future children’s eyes. “Every time we do our best, the world changes just a little” - wise man

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