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The rewrite, continued …

For various reasons (life in all its glorious unpredictability, mostly) I find myself re-rewriting my second novel. It’s not an unusual state, after all, all writing is rewriting (finally found the man who said it): Writing is rewriting. A writer … Continue reading

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Rewrites and primroses

I’ve just delivered the rewritten manuscript of my second novel, WRITTEN in WATER (as it is now called) to my agent. Wish it luck, please. I’ve written about the novel before, here, but it was a while ago (writing a … Continue reading

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And now for a complete rewrite

When George Plimpton of The Paris Review [pages 6-7] asked Hemingway why he rewrote so many times, he said: I do it to get the words right He was right. Of course he was right. He always is. (He also … Continue reading

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