Anatomy of an Edit

Why couldn’t someone show me how to rewrite my story exactly the way it should be? Here’s how I did it for another writer.

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I’m trying to develop a new paradigm.

Here are the original opening paragraphs of Chapter 1, “The Invisible Man.”

The opening paragraphs, edited:

My comments:

The next two paragraphs of Chapter 1, original:

The next two paragraphs of Chapter 1, edited:

My comments:

The next three paragraphs, original:

My comments:

The next three paragraphs, edited:

The last paragraphs in the chapter, original:

The last paragraphs in the chapter, edited:

My comments:

The author’s response:

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My career is designing and writing about design. Here, I can write about lots of things. My short fiction attempts to capture and evoke past moments in time.

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