Sy Syfransky on Writing

“Readers sometimes ask how much I edit my own writing. I edit until each paragraph has lost the ten pounds it gained over the winter. I edit until each sentence can survive three days in the wilderness on its own. My father taught me to look at each sentence and, if it didn’t deserve to live, shoot it between the eyes. Ignore the pleas of women and children. Take no prisoners, he said.”

 

–Sy Syfransky, The Sun

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