The Good Dinosaur Rewrite

Spoiler Courtesy If you haven’t watched Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and plan to, you may not want to read this. * * * * * * I have given this a lot of thought since I took my son to see The Good Dinosaur on Black Friday, and since it keeps swirling back to me …

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On Writing a Novel: Revision is not a Four Letter Word

Revision is a bloodbath. It is an assault on words you vomited — eked, spit, sweat — onto the page during drafting. It is where you get to the heart of your story. It sometimes involves massive cuts, sometimes surgical edits. Sometimes it is about character, and others about prose. It is a process, and while there …

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