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I just finished my first first draft (as opposed to the second, third, and etc. first drafts) for the RoadBike Alaska Highway article. It was 8600 words. Unfortunately, the article needs to be around 1500 words. Hrm. Guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon? ๐Ÿ˜€

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4 Responses to Snip snip snip snip

  1. Linda says:

    I was just thinking of you today. I burnt out some diodes with my battery adventure and Don and I fixed it. Then we went to test ride the bike, which took us to Don’s work, where the only thing for me to do was read the UC Santa Cruz extension coursebook.
    I found a 4-week series about travel writing. Want to play? It’s in Cupertino.

  2. wookiee says:

    There was a distinct time in college when my papers switched over from being padded to being trimmed.

  3. you are spending the afternoon, making it into a whole 6 issue series instead of just a one magazine article? ^_^

  4. carolyn says:

    *grins* I think even *I’d* get bored reading a 6-issue series about the Alaska Highway. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    It’ll definitely end up being separate articles, though; that much is clear now. I could do whole 1500-word pieces on just the landscape, or just the wildlife, or just the roads, or just the history, etc.
    The trick now is to get a 1500-word article that touches on all of those things without being so general that it can’t engage the reader.

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