Tag Archives: Editing

What to Leave Out


I thought I’d pulled a fast one at the writers’ group last week. For their assignment I challenged the gang to write a story no longer than 100 words. The people who sometimes claim they didn’t have time to finish … Continue reading

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Learning Editing from Brian Langan


Last Saturday I took the bus to Cavan and spent the day with other writers taking a class in editing from Brian Langan. Brian is an editor at Transworld/Doubleday Ireland, an imprint of Penguin Random House. He is also a published … Continue reading

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Put Your Prose on a Diet


I keep hearing the term ‘muscular prose’. Ooh-er! It sounds a bit all right, doesn’t it? I mean, muscles are better than flab, in fiction as in life. But what does it mean and how do you achieve it? One … Continue reading

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