No Ladies Dancing!

No Ladies Dancing!

I’m feeling punch drunk having cut seventeen scenes from the screenplay that I’m working on – once you start, you just can’t stop – and on the subject of cutting, I’ve realised that I left out Nine Ladies Dancing from my Creative Writing...

The Kindest Cuts of All – A Guide to Editing

Having exhorted you to slash and burn in a recent post, I thought it might be helpful to give you an idea of the kind of things you should be cutting when you are in editing mode. Take the scissors to any adverbs (or -ly word). You shouldn’t use two words if one...