On the writing process

The three parts of story

According to William Gass (not sure where I originally saw this)

  • Impulse
  • Intentional act
  • Consequences

Write a draft

“It’s okay to write the book you want, before you write the version you submit.”

Rachael Herron

Revision

If you revise too much, you grow married to a scene or passage and can’t let go of it if it doesn’t fit.

Rachael Herron

Profluence

…our sense, as we read, that we’re getting somewhere

John Gardner, The Art of Fiction

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