Book length

Megan Knight m.a.knight at ru.ac.za
Fri Feb 14 03:35:24 EST 2003


It can often take more time, and be harder to write a short piece than a
long one. Editing something down to its essence can be very time-consuming.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dwj at suberic.net [mailto:owner-dwj at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
Sally Odgers
Sent: 08 February 2003 04:12
To: dwj at suberic.net
Subject: Re: Book length


> Yeah, but the words still have to be written. It takes less time to
> write an 80,000 word novel than a 150,000 word novel, and if you're
> going to be paid approximately the same advance for either, the
> temptation to indulge in wordiness is rather expensive.

As the Cutting Room Queen, I have always thought I'm very stupid to
over-write because I then have to cut. But that's the way I've always
worked, and I can't get the hang of changing.

Sallyo.


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