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Oh, and there we were all in one place, a generation lost in space with no time left to start again.
So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack Flash sat on a candlestick 'cause fire is the devil's only friend.
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage my hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in Hell could break that Satan's spell.
And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite,
I saw Satan laughing with delight, the day the music died.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Rewrites Redux

Justine Larbalestier has an excellent post on rewrites. She also covers some points on getting critiques and how to view them. She also gives excellent tips on how to rewrite, how to learn how to rewrite, and keeping track of your foibles.

She's really good with showing examples. I'm going to go a re-read it.

2 comments:

L.A. Mitchell said...

Hi Steve,
I found you through Todd's blog. Justine's page was great. I like the idea of listing repeat-offender words and keeping it handy during sentence-level editing. Thanks for the great link.

Steve Buchheit said...

Thanks for stopping by, l.a. mitchell. Yeah, I've been thinking of starting my own list.

First word would be "back." My characters are always going back, getting back, turning back, etc.