During our Master Class on the seven different styles of nonprofit writing, we talk a bit about editing too, and knowing ourselves as writers.
As we close the workshop, I asked participants to pick one of the six quotes about editing as their own personal mantra to remember as they write and edit at work.
We’ve done this workshop a few times and three of them are standout favorites, so I thought you might like them too.
Good stories are not written. They are rewritten. ~Phyllis Whitney
You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. ~Jodi Picoult
Good things, when short, are twice as good. ~Baltasar Gracian
Which one is the best reminder for you?
For me personally, I like what Zadie Smith said about becoming the reader and therefore editing for what the reader wants and needs.