Episode 68: Mary Allen—Edit Like a Zen Master
Writing is neither good nor bad; it’s only finished or unfinished. It’s in the finishing that it becomes fully realized. It may seem to take a different set of skills—even using a different part of the brain—to shape, prune, and polish the work we’ve opened our hearts to generate, but if we try to edit without keeping at least one toe in the stream of creativity inside us, we can end up dismantling powerful first drafts. In this Eleventh Hour, Mary Allen will share what’s she’s learned as a writer and a writing coach about maintaining peace, confidence, and inner balance during the editing process.