Sound Advice From Past Masters

“Evan Connell said once that he knew he was finished with a short story when he found himself going through it and taking out commas and then going through the story again and putting commas back in the same places. I like that way of working on something.”
–Raymond Carver, “On Writing”

So do I, Ray. So do I.


One comment

  1. I over comma everything. I love commas and I probably use them way too often. I hardly ever take them out, I just find more words to fit in the sectence so that I can add more.

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