The Not So Gentle Art of
'A play can feel too long because of three lines. . . . you try and hold things to a point of maximum tension, if you miscalculate you lose the tension in a moment, as though a piece of elastic has snapped. To win back that moment you might find that you are taking out (or even in some cases re-inserting) an amount of writing which would be completely unnoticeable in a novel.'
-- Tom Stoppard
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Basic Candidates for Editing
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