via » Don’t Fear The Reaper (or How to Kill your Darlings).
When I edit a piece, I am pretty mean about it, especially if it’s my own work. I think that Olsen writes well for those who are squeamish about cutting out scenes and dialog from their manuscript.
Be willing to reshape your work. Cut out what’s too much to make room for your words to have greater impact.
Sometimes, “less is more.”