(Started by Eric Smith)
I’d like to hear from contributors about how they trim their stories down to 100, 250, or 500 words.
Do you write the story first and then mercilessly edit it down. Or do you edit it as you write it. Or, are you one of those lucky people who thinks in small chunks so editing doesn’t really enter into the equation. Also, what types of mater do you trim out? What goes and what stays? Back story, character development, etc. Additionally, what makes you decide to rely on dialogue versus straight description.