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The Moon King Trivia #3 : The cutting room (floor)

April 16, 2014

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#3 : The Cutting Room (Floor) Q:  You’ve mentioned before here that you edited The Moon King down from a considerably longer length in the early drafts. What do you regret not making the published novel? A:  There were two major scenes that I liked a lot but weren’t 100% strictly necessary for the story to work. […]

Cutting room

November 21, 2012

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Heading out in a moment or two for my lunchtime session of “making a long book noticeably shorter”, it strikes me how much I’m enjoying the process. In early drafts my tendency is to sprinkle the words around to make sure I get the atmosphere across or provide a bit of scaffolding for a scene. […]

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