Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wrote until I was sore

My fingers are sore.

Today I wrote an anthology essay for an international publisher, and the whole story came to over 4000 words.

It’s been a long time since I had the freedom to tell a story as I did with this essay. As a journalist I usually have to say things as tightly as possible, and usually, 500 words was too long on news pieces I wrote.

So working to a guideline of 3000 to 6000 words was intimidating. But the words came together very easily, and I’m happy with the result.

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