Saturday, November 12, 2011

NaNoDetour: Writing as a Process of Negotiation

graphic from Punkt Int'l

Thank you, Jessica Page Morrell, for posting this quote.

Writers, I think this goes with the advice to "kill your darlings."

"Arguing with editors about punctuation and the minutiae of your writing will not win you any fans. If you honestly believe not a single word can be touched because your manuscript is somehow holy, then we don't want to work with you. Neither will most other publishers. Writing is a process of negotiation (picking the right words, conveying the right meaning, changing the words where the meaning isn't clear) not divine inspiration. You are not a prophet." ~ Adam Lowe