Don’t Hesitate to Trash Your Writing

There will be parts of your writing which are uterrly useless; meaning they don’t contribute to the story.

Sometimes it can be a paragraph or a short description, or maybe a page, but it wouldn’t be strange if it is an entire scene or even a chapter.

You can find these parts all over the world of literature and you will know that you’ve found them when you ask yourself – what does this have to do with anything?

My advice is, if they don’t fit, just trash them. 

Trash everything, the good, the bad, the boring, the insulting (if it can insult a single person, trash it), trash anything that is not moving the story forward it’s not bringing emotional experience and it’s not involving the reader.

Trash, trash, trash!

Trash an entire novel or a screenplay or a poem or whatever you’re writing.

Then, write another one.