Star Wars & the power of editing

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There are two versions of the opening crawl for Star Wars…

The original:

The ruthlessly edited:

  • Be selective: your reader doesn’t need to be introduced to every concept in the world you’re creating at once. Or at all.
  • Don’t be sentimental: cutting bits doesn’t necessarily mean they were bad.

I’m writing a book: https://chrislee.is/writing-a-book.

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