Flash Fiction:
a complete story in one thousand words
or fewer.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Purpose of "Cutting"

On this blog, "Cutting" means "using fewer words to say the same thing." It's a tough skill, but it's critical: for marketing, fiction, journalism, and a lot of other fields.

You can decide whether I'm doing a good job, and you can add your own comments, as I hack out gobbets of prose: my own efforts, published snippets, and stuff from volunteers. I'll avoid changing the tone or style of the text I edit, because I'm trying to condense it, not change it.

Of course, not everything is worth the amount of effort that I put into the examples. If I had to polish everything I write, it would take me longer to get to the good stuff.

Now I just have to find something to cut! Let's see...


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Flash Fiction Online
and the authors of the individual stories and articles.
All Rights Reserved.
Email the Webmaster with questions or comments about this site.
For other contact information visit our contact page.

View My Stats