REWRITE MEANS “to tell again”

In one of my workshops a writer was concerned that the same story that was written a year ago was written again. 

RETELLING THE SAME STORY IS AN IMPORTANT WAY TO REWRITE  Thus the RE in rewrite.

A part of editing is to retell and rewrite stories from the blank page, several times in fact.  This way we deepen our writing and we know what story has great significance.  We always come up with lines and details that can be added to the final copy.  Don’t worry about feeling concerned about repeating stories.  This is a part of the process.  Holiday food captures our culture. I gave the same prompt and this often elicits similar stories.   I have written the same incidents many times, meaning this moment is important.

Try this prompt:  Relate a crisis at a holiday meal, include details of the food and details of how folks felt about and dealt with the conflict.
Put emotions into action. 

 
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