Writing Advice Update: Editing

Happy November 1st! It’s known by a variety of names (All Saint’s Day, Day of the Dead) and is the anniversary of numerous important events: the day Honda opened their first factory in the US, the day Napoleon invaded Austria, and the day Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel was finally displayed to the public! (Thank you, Wikipedia).

And speaking of Michelangelo, it’s also the day I’ve posted new writing advice about Editing — because if you want to free David from your lump of marble, you’re going to have to use a chisel.



Good luck!

4 thoughts on “Writing Advice Update: Editing

  1. WD says:

    Thank You So Much for the Advice Mr. Weeks, not only was helpful but also funny. Look forward to future ones.

    Again, Thank you

  2. Tim says:

    Ouch. I’m not quite sure how, but that somehow simultaneously discouraged me from any idealistic dreams of being a writer and made me want to take up writing. Maybe by highlighting all the difficulties you made it come across as a challenge or something, and challenge’s used to be my thing, before I got lazy. I guess by talking about all the difficulties you also made overcoming them seem achievable too somehow, where in the past I’ve thought about trying to write something, looked at all the pain I knew writer’s went through, and decided there was no way I could do it so I wouldn’t try.

    Or I could just be crazy. You never really can tell.

  3. Nicely done, Brent. You gave me some things to mull over on this day when I’m wrestling with characters in a short story I’m working on (while I wait for agents–sigh). Thanks for the shout out about your research on Karris. I’m glad I could help!

  4. Thaddeus Herz says:

    Another thing about November is that it is National Writing Month! (NanoWrimo.org) I’m not trying to like… advertise for something or anything I just think that it’s a really neat thing and that after reading Brent’s books I’ve started participating in it. I don’t fancy myself a writer but I am competitive and it’s fun to try to ‘win’. Regardless I just want to say thank you for being an awesome guy, I’m sure you inspire creativity across the world, at least you certainly do with me. So jut don’t forget how awesome you are. As my good friend Leonidas once said “Never give up! Never surrender”

    Also another thing to think about when you’re trying to get the motivation as to whether or not you’re going to try something. If you don’t try something, you automatically fail, if you do try something you have at least a chance to succeed and the more you try and work at it the easier and further you will get. So everyone keep being awesome and the best of luck in all you want to do with your life.


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