J. Robert King

Archive for January 10th, 2010

Killing Your Darlings

There are many keys to successful revision. Hemingway is supposed to have advised that you “write drunk, revise sober.” He’s right in that you have to bring a different mind to revising than to writing. Writing is generative, expansive, excessive, garrulous–even a bit mad. Writing is the Promethean act of stealing fire from the gods. Revising […]

January 10th, 2010
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