Yesterday we talked about the art of being ruthless with our writing.
Today, I want to suggest a purpose for those scraps that it hurts you to cut.
Save ’em all!
Yup, when I’m writing I often have two documents open. One for my work in progress and the other for the bits and pieces I know I will inevitably have to edit out.
This is awesome for two reasons:
First, because it eases the pain of cutting bits and pieces I love.
Second, it gives me a stock pile of awesome to recycle into future writing.