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For the Love of Writing

By 09/01/2008September 23rd, 2021Uncategorized

I have been guilty of these. ( My last post, for instance.) I think most writers have, at some point.

Long, wordy pages, I mean.

We writers LOVE those.

Sometimes we get so carried away with the ‘beauty’ of our writing, we forget what we were writing about in the first place.

The editor does not, however.

So, when in LOVE (with writing), KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweet!)

Enough said.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • DG says:

    Yes, Bob, I have been thinking a lot about writing short, punchy stuff rather than drone on and on.

  • DrBob says:

    Good advice dg, one of my favourite authors is Raymond Carver and I know his technique involved multiple revisions to pare away more and more of the original words, leaving only those he considered necessary. And he does that so well! He can pack a huge emotional punch in very, very few (short) words!
    Bob (

  • DG says:

    Thanks, I checked it out, and will start on the creative process now, lols

  • gingatao says:

    Hello. I have answered your comment in the Orchid Room with a suggestion in the Dressing Room. Hello,