by Joshua Mohr,
When I was in grad school, a teacher told our workshop that if a published novel is 300 pages, the writer had to generate 1,200 along the way. I didn’t buy it. Maybe it took this teacher 1,200 pages to find the right 300, but I would never have to produce such excess. I’d maybe need, say, 307. Then I’d move some commas around, get all thesaurus-y with the adjectives, maybe test-drive a new font. But 1,200 to end up with 300?No way. Not me. See More. . .