As I begin my 3 month writing sabbatical, I am thankful for my past experience as a writer. It is less daunting to write a whole book in 3 months when you’ve already written 5 short 50,000 word manuscripts* over the last 5 nanowrimos (National Novel Writing Month challenge – see nanowrimo.org).
This summary of Pixar’s writing secrets is a great reminder that stories need not be long or complex to evoke.
This week I am focusing on rule #17, reusing parts of past manuscripts in my current book.
Coincidentally, Rule #17 from Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style is the most important rule to writing:
Strunk & White Rule #17:
Omit Needless words.