The delete button is both the writer’s best friend and worst
enemy. It gets the best friend nod for saving us from being stuck with every
little (or lotta) bit of dreck we happen to write. (Can you imagine the mess we’d
have at the end of a manuscript if we had to keep every single word we put on
paper? Can you imagine the crippling pressure
whenever you wrote one of those words?)
How to Delete Without Actually Deleting
Three Reasons a Delete File Saves Writers Work
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Tell me your opinion: Do you keep a delete file?
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Story by K.M. Weiland