Making the Cut

May 15, 2014

Even though the advice to “kill your darlings” implies editing your writing is a painful process, some writers relish it. At The New York Times, Pamela Erens discusses the pleasures of trimming down her writing. “For every word I cut, I seem to have more space between my ribs, more lung capacity.” For more Erens, read her essay on accepting her book cover.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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